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Miss A.W. Scott fonds
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CMC PHO A-12; PHO A-13
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[ca.1870]-1895, predominant 1880-1890 (Creation)
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107 b&w photographs
1 rice paper print
1 Lord's Prayer card
1 rice paper print
1 Lord's Prayer card
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Identifying information found with the photographs in this collection suggest that 'Miss Scott' (Aggie) was an acquaintance or a relative of the Driver family. The photographer's imprints and the note on the back of the photograph designated as PHO A-13.22 indicate that the Driver family probably lived in or near York before emigrating to Manitoba. It is likely that Miss Scott lived in that area as well.
The provenance of these photographs is somewhat unclear, however, it is known that the photographs were originally owned by a Miss A.W. (Aggie) Scott and were donated to the Dugald Costume Museum by Mrs. V. Driver of Winnipeg.
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The photographs were contained in two albums. One (designated A-12) is a small album containing 20 leaves with 40 openings designed to hold Cartes de Visite photographs. Twenty-seven photographs dating from ca.1875 - 1890 were found in this album. The second album (designated A-13) contains 18 leaves with openings to hold 12 Cabinet Card and 96 Cartes de Visite photographs. Nine Cabinet Card and 71 Cartes de Visite (for a total of 80) photographs dating from ca.1870-1895 were found in this album along with a small rice paper print and a Lord's Prayer card. The subjects of the photographs, some of whom are identified, are of the type usually found in family albums of this period and include men, women and children (individually and in groups).
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No reproduction or publication without the permisison of the Costume Museum of Canada.
The finding aids are the catalogue cards for PHO A-12; PHO A-13; and the photograph collection photocopies.
Album A-12 has a dark brown tooled leather cover featuring gold decoration and measures 14 x 16.5 cm. It is secured with a harp shaped metal clasp which has the date October 1881 engraved on it. The fly-leaf is inscribed 'Miss A.W. Scott. From her little friend I. Dobbie. Wishing her many very Happy returns of the day. Nov. 1st, 1886.' There is an illuminated title page with the word 'Album' in gothic lettering. The leaves are gold edged and have decorated openings designed to hold Cartes de Visite photographs. Album A-13 is also of dark brown leather with a metal clasp. The illuminated title page has the word 'Album' in gothic letters. Verso of the title page has a calling card sized stamp in which is printed 'To Aggie. With fondest love and wishes. From Charlie. Nov 1st. 1887.' The leaves are white and have apertures, designed to hold Cabinet Card or Cartes de Visite photographs, decorated with gold borders .
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