Family, Brick Farmhouse and Barn, c. 1902-1906
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Where was this farm located? Who were the people in this photo?
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- Carter & Isaac, Photographer
- Media Type:
- Item Type:
- This photograph was taken by local photographers Carter & Isaac in the early 20th century. This photo shows a man and a woman with two little girls, likely their children. The man and woman are sitting in chairs in the front yard of a house; note the woman's elegant lace collar, a staple in fashion for this period. The two girls are sitting in the grass next to the couple.
The house is a two-storey with what looks like a brick veneer. The home is quite large and features a good-sized verandah with painted ginger breading on the roof and gables. The central dormer features a curved springline window. There appears to be a frame structure attached to the back of the house, possibly an addition or summer kitchen. A large barn is standing behind the house.
The Carter & Isaac company specialized in outdoor photography, focusing on houses and farmsteads in rural Ontario. William Webster Carter was the photographer and traveled by horse and buggy through the countryside with his camera and other equipment. His wife, Bertha Isaac, processed the glass negatives and made prints for sale. Carter & Isaac took photographs in the St. Marys area between 1902 and 1906 and briefly again in 1908.
This image is a contact print made from the original glass plate negative. The contact identifier number can be seen in the bottom corner of the photograph where Carter & Isaac have scratched it into the emulsion. The number is 1086. This photo is part of a collection of photos which appear to have been taken in the northern part of Oxford County.
- Condition: Good - Image is very clear. No visible damage to glass plate. Oxidation around outer edges most severe in upper left corner (width: 1.1cm) and upper right corner (width: 2cm). Some light scratches on negative surface. Slight emulsion loss in right half of plate around edges, insignificant. Large spot of residue in lower left corner (length: 3.5cm, width: 3cm).
Width: 21.5 cm
Height: 16.5 cm
- Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 21.5cm
Image Height: 16.5cm
- Local identifier:
- CI 1086
- St. Marys Museum Photo Collection
- Language of Item:
- Robert and Margaret Mountain, 1996
- Copyright Statement:
- Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
- Recommended Citation:
- "Family, Brick Farmhouse and Barn, c. 1902-1906", St. Marys Museum, CI 1086.
- Location of Original:
- R. Lorne Eedy Archives
- Reproduction of digital objects is restricted to fair use for personal research or study; any other use must be done with permission of copyright holder.
- Reproduction Notes:
- This image is a watermarked low resolution reproduction. High resolution images are available at the St. Marys Museum for a fee.
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