Fonds PHO-C5 - Beattie Collection

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Beattie Collection

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  • [ca.1915]-1961, predominant 1915-1927 (Creation)

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13 b&w photographs
1 colour photograph

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Biographical history

Marion Beattie (formerly Marion Thomsen) was married to life-long Oak Bank resident J. Gordon Beattie from 1964 until her death in 1984. Marion's involvement with the Dugald Costume Review and the Dugald Costume Museum spanned many years. She was responsible for bringing many artifacts from herself and other donors to the museum's collection including this small set of photographs.

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Many of the subjects featured in these photographs are identified, however, their relationship to Marion Beattie or her husband, Gordon, is unclear. These photographs were donated to the Dugald Costume Museum by Marion Beattie in 1984.

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Thirteen of the fourteen photographs in this collection date from ca.1915 - 1927 and all but three of these are studio produced portrait busts. Also included in this group are two views of farm machinery in the fields (one view of which is identified as McKerchar's, near Rosser) and a candid snapshot of a couple embracing. There is also a large format photograph of the Dugald Ladies Fashion Review pictured on a float for the Transcona 50th Anniversary Parade in 1961.

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Original order has been lost and there is no reason to assume that the order in which the photographs have been accessioned has any significance.

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There are no restrictions on access.

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No reproduction or publication without the permission of the Costume Museum of Canada.

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Finding aids for this collection are the catalogue cards for PHO-C5 and the photograph collection photocopies.

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The 10 black and white studio portraits measure 9.6 x 15 cm or smaller and all but one was originally encased in a decorative mount or folder. The black and white snapshot measures 6.7 x 11 cm. The black and white views of farm machinery measure 17.5 x 12.2 and are mounted on dark brown board measuring 25.3 x 20.1. The colour photograph of the Dugald Fashion Review measures 24.8 x 20.3 cm.

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  • English

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