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Al & Esther Godfrey fonds
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16 b&w photographs
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Al Godfrey, now a resident of Victoria, discovered these photographs while going through a trunk which had belonged to his paternal grandfather. Al's grandfather had resided in Winnipeg and his family was known to have had branches in Missouri and Minnesota.
These photographs were brought to the Dugald Costume Museum in 1991 by Irma Braddell, a family friend of the Godfreys. This is only a portion of the collection found in the family trunk and were chosen because of their clear depiction of 19th century costume.
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The series consists of three cabinet cards, 1 carte de visite and 1 miniature portrait mounted on card. All are studio portraits of individuals including 1 man, 1 woman and 3 girls, one of whom is posed with four of her dolls. None of the subjects are identified. Four of the photographs feature photographer's imprints indicating that they were taken in Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis and Toledo.
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Original order has been lost and there is no reason to believe that the order in which the photographs have been accessioned has any significance.
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No reproduction or publication without the permission of the Costume Museum of Canada.
The finding aid for this series is the catalogue cards for PHO-C41.1-5 and the photograph collection photocopies.
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