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[ca.1860]-1885, predominant 1860-1870 (Creation)
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9 b&w photographs
1 oil painting
1 oil painting
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Name of creator
William Craig, the maternal grandfather of the donor of this collection, came to Canada as an indentured apprentice around 1845. He had been indentured to Joseph Arundale, a 'flesher', of Newcastle. William Craig rose from these humble beginnings to become the mayor of Port Hope, Ontario.
These photographs were donated to the Dugald Costume Museum by Nancy Donnelly of Winnipeg around 1983. It is likely that the photographs came to the donor through her mother who was William Craig's daughter.
Scope and content
The collection consists of 7 Cartes de Visites featuring full length portraits dating from 1860 - 1870. The subjects are identified in only two of the Cartes and one of these is a collector's Carte which features the Prince and Princess of Wales on the occasion of their engagement in 1862. The other identified subject is Esther Craig. Also in the collection are 2 Cabinet Cards dating from 1885 and featuring a little girl identified as Alice Chisolm and a couple identified as Duncan and Mary Chisolm.
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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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No reproduction or publication without the permission of the Costume Museum of Canada.
The finding aid for this collection is the catalogue cards for PHO-C6.
The seven Cartes de Visites are typical of the period. The photographic prints are mounted on white card with square corners and measuring 6.2 x 10.4 cm. Three have narrow gold line borders and four have photographers imprints, one of which identifies the studio as Notman & Fraser, 120 King Street East, Toronto. One of the Cartes is hand coloured. The 2 Cabinet Cards measure 10.5 x 16.2 cm and carry photographers imprints form the Port Hope area. One features an arched 'frame' opening.
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