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Portrait of Marcus Holmes, London, Ontario

Media Type:
Item Type:
A formal black and white portrait of Marcus Holmes.
Marcus Holmes, a wagon and carriage maker, served as mayor of London in 1854. His carriage business was located on King Street between Ridout and Talbot Streets, as shown on the map.

Marcus Holmes was born in 1805 and died in 1872 at the age of 67. This is a copy of an undated photograph taken sometime between 1857 (the first year that John Cooper was in business) and 1872 (the year that Marcus Holmes died).

The photographer's imprint, including the logo, appears on the front of the card. There are two handwritten inscriptions on the back.
Front - John Cooper (and) Chromotype Patent Permanent Photograph
Reverse - Marcus Holmes (and) In 1856 City Directory
Date of Original:
ca. 1857-1872
Width: 10.7 cm
Height: 16.4 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 8.8cm
Image Height: 12.5cm
Local identifier:
John Cooper Photograph
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.9814277949762 Longitude: -81.2524377355957
Creative Commons licence:
by [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada
Reproduction Notes:
London Room Photograph Archives - PG E148
London Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

251 Dundas Street

London, ON N6A 6H9

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Portrait of Marcus Holmes, London, Ontario

A formal black and white portrait of Marcus Holmes.