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Portrait of two unidentified women dressed in outerwear, London, Ontario
Description
Mystery Question
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Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
A glossy black and white portrait of two elegantly dressed women, one standing and one sitting. The lady who is standing is outfitted in what appears to be a fur hat and perhaps a double breasted fur jacket. She has large intriguing drop earrings and her dark coloured dress is full length. The style of her clothing appears more subdued than the seated lady who is wearing a light coloured hat decorated with plaid accents and has a fancy lace collar on her jacket. She appears to be holding dark coloured gloves and her dress has a full long skirt.
Notes
This undated photograph is mounted inside a rectangular card which frames it with a raised border with embossed stars. It appears to be a tintype carte de visite. The surface of the image is bubbled up and disturbed in places. A trimmed section of a page, taken from an almanac or directory and slightly larger than the photograph has been glued to the back of it and the card frame, holding it in place. The reference on this page to Beltz's is an advertisement for Beltz's Hatters & Furriers which was located at various addresses on Dundas Street from 1859 on into the 1900's.

There is no photographer's imprint or any other information to suggest where or when this photograph was taken.

The geographic location given circa 1860's, is for Beltz's Hatter & Furrier located at 85 Dundas Street according to the 1868-9 London and Middlesex County Directory.
PG E49
Inscriptions
Reverse: The bit of page has the number 20 in the left corner and the partially missing, "Free Pr..." On the left side partly missing: "...lazed Caps at Beltz's." In the center the information is common to almanacs; cycles of the moon and possibly notable battles.
Date of Original
ca. 1860s
Dimensions
Width: 6 cm
Height: 9.8 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 3.9cm
Image Height: 7cm
Local identifier
32104033410764
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.9834907227729 Longitude: -81.2509346008301
Creative Commons licence
by [more details]
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation
Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada
Reproduction Notes
London Room Photograph Archives - PG E49
Contact
London Public Library
Email:image.gallery@lpl.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

251 Dundas Street

London, ON N6A 6H9

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Portrait of two unidentified women dressed in outerwear, London, Ontario


A glossy black and white portrait of two elegantly dressed women, one standing and one sitting. The lady who is standing is outfitted in what appears to be a fur hat and perhaps a double breasted fur jacket. She has large intriguing drop earrings and her dark coloured dress is full length. The style of her clothing appears more subdued than the seated lady who is wearing a light coloured hat decorated with plaid accents and has a fancy lace collar on her jacket. She appears to be holding dark coloured gloves and her dress has a full long skirt.