Picture St. Marys
Two Men, Log Farmhouse, c. 1902-1906


Description
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Creator:
Carter & Isaac, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This photograph was taken by local photographers Carter & Isaac in the early 20th century. Two men are sitting in the front yard of a small country home. The house is constructed with logs which can be seen at the front of the house with the cut dovetails at the sides of the structure. However, the logs appear to have been painted over at the front of the building and the sides of the house have been covered in clapboard siding. The house features a large covered verandah. A bench is sitting on the verandah to the left along with three small bottles to the right. A wooden, painted water pump stands in the front yard. A log pile and a frame building, possibly a shed, are visible behind the house to the left.

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 1132. This photo is part of a collection of photos which appear to have been taken in the northern part of Oxford County.
Notes:
Condition: Fair - Image is fairly clear in visible areas. No visible signs of damage to glass plate. Some oxidation around outer edges. Scratching on surface of negative, deepest scratch near centre of plate. Emulsion deterioration along edges. Most severe spots in upper right corner (length: 2.3cm, width: <1cm), along edge in lower right quadrant (length: 3cm, width: 1cm) and along entire left edge (2cm at widest point). Emulsion is flaking in left half of negative. Debris and dust adhered to various spots on plate.
Dimensions:
Width: 21.5 cm
Height: 16.5 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 21.5cm
Image Height: 16.5cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
CI 1132
Collection:
St. Marys Museum Photo Collection
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
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:
"Two Men, Log Farmhouse, c. 1902-1906", St. Marys Museum, CI 1132.
Location of Original:
R. Lorne Eedy Archives
Terms of Use:
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.
Contact
St. Marys Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

177 Church Street South,

P.O. Box 998,

St. Marys, Ontario.

N4X 1B6

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Two Men, Log Farmhouse, c. 1902-1906


This photograph was taken by local photographers Carter & Isaac in the early 20th century. Two men are sitting in the front yard of a small country home. The house is constructed with logs which can be seen at the front of the house with the cut dovetails at the sides of the structure. However, the logs appear to have been painted over at the front of the building and the sides of the house have been covered in clapboard siding. The house features a large covered verandah. A bench is sitting on the verandah to the left along with three small bottles to the right. A wooden, painted water pump stands in the front yard. A log pile and a frame building, possibly a shed, are visible behind the house to the left.

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 1132. This photo is part of a collection of photos which appear to have been taken in the northern part of Oxford County.