Item 2008.001.1364 - Portrait of a couple

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Portrait of a couple

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    W. R. Macaulay

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1 photograph: 10.3 x 6.3

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W. R. Macaulay was a photographer located at Cor. King & John Sts., Hamilton, Ontario.

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Item is a cream coloured card card featuring a full length portrait of a man and woman against a studio backdrop (top edge of backdrop visible) with curtain covering right side. Man is seated at a writing desk and woman stands beside him, wearing a hoop skirt that is slightly lifted off the floor. On verso, photographer's stamp "W. R. MACAULAY,/ Photographer,/ Cor. King & John Sts.,/ HAMILTON, O,/ Negatives Preserved, Dupli-/cates furnished atany(sic) time,".

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Poor. The image is badly yellowed and faded in the highlights, there is staining on the card.

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