The Latimer Collection contains many old family photographs all taken in different photography mediums. Most of the photographs have names, but unfortunately some do not. We have posted all of them in hopes that someone will be able to identify them.

Every photograph will have some connection to the Latimer Family. We have been able to clean up most of the photographs and will show you both the before and after of those photographs.

Surnames found in the photographs are: Anier; Boyd; Davenport; Davis; Dixie; Latimer; Moffat; Percival; Phillips; Tennant; Towriso; Wright.

 

 

The Ambrotype Photograph

The ambrotype process is a photographic process that creates a positive photographic image on a sheet of glass using the wet plate collodion process. It was invented by Frederick Scott Archer in the early 1850s, then patented in 1854 by James Ambrose Cutting of Boston, in the United States.

During the 1860’s it was superseded by the tintype, a similar photograph on thin black laquered iron.

The Ambrotype is a reverse image of the subject.

 

Hugh Latimer and his sister Hanna Latimer who married Christopher C Wright (photo #1A)

 

Hugh Latimer (photo #1B)
Hannah Latimer (photo #1C)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown Male (photo #2A)
Unknown Male (photo #2B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tintype Photograph

A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal (iron) coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Tintypes enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s and 1870s, but lesser use of the medium persisted into the early 20th century.

 

Tom and Roy Dixie (l-r) (photo #3A)
Tom and Roy Dixie (L-R) (photo #3B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everetts Latimer (photo #4A)
Everetts Latimer (photo #4B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Latimer (photo #5A)
Jim Latimer (photo #5B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Latimer (photo #6A)
Richard Latimer (photo #6B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uncle Billy’s Wife (photo #7A)
Uncle Billy’s Wife (photo #7B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Boyd (photo #8B)
Bob Boyd (photo #8A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Jane Davis and Susie (L-R) (photo #9A)
Mary Jane Davis and Susie (L-R) (photo #9B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown man (photo #10A)
Unknown man (photo #10B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown Woman (photo#11A)
Unknown Woman (Photo #11B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown man in a chair (photo #12A)
Unknown man in a chair (photo #12B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown couple (photo #13A)
Unknown couple (photo #13B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown Child (photo #14A)
Unknown child (photo #14B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand Colouring of Photographs

Refers to any method of manually adding colour to a black and white photograph, generally either to heighten the realism of the photograph or for artistic purposes. Hand-colouring is also known as hand painting or over-painting.

Typically watercolours, oils, crayons or pastels are applied to the image surface. Hand-coloured photographs were most popular in the mid to late 19th century before the invention of colour photography.

 

Great Great Grandparents  of Anne and Gladys Latimer, The Boyds (photo #15a)
Great Great Grandparents  of Anne and Gladys Latimer The Boyds (Photo #15B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hugh Latimer and Sarah Boyd c1875 (photo #16)

 

Deborah Adella Latimer nee Scott c1899 (photo #17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carte de Visite

The carte de visite (French for Visiting Card) was a type of small photograph which was patented in Paris in 1854. It was usually made of an albumen print, which was a thin paper photograph mounted on a thicker paper card. The size of a carte de visite is 2.125” X 3.5” mounted on a card.

Each photograph was the size of a visiting card, and such photograph cards were traded among friends and visitors. Albums for the collection and display of cards became a common fixture in Victorian parlours. The immense popularity of these card photographs led to the publication and collection of photographs of prominent persons.

By the early 1870s, carte de visites were supplanted by “Cabinet Cards”.

 

 

Anier Family, Beach’s Studio, Lowville, NY (photo #18a)
Reverse of card (photo #18b)
Anier Family, Beach’s Studio, Lowville, NY (photo #18c)

 

 

Billy Boyd, AC McIntyre Studios, Brockville, ON (Photo #19a)
Reserve of card (photo 19b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy Boyd, AC McIntye Studios, Brockville, ON (photo #19c)

 

George Boyd, A.C. McIntyre  & Co., Brockville ON (photo # 20a)
Reverse of photo (photo #20b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Boyd, A.C. McIntyre  & Co., Brockville, ON (photo #20c)

 

Bryce Boyd, son of Robert Boyd, R.H.Gamble Artist, Brockville, ON (photo#21a)
Bryce Boyd, son of Robert Boyd, (photo #21b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Boyd, G.B.Murray Photographer, Brockville, ON (photo#22a)
Reverse of photo (photo #22b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Boyd, G.B.Murray Photographer, Brockville ON (photo #22c)

 

Grandmother Boyd, A.C.McIntyre Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #23a)
Grandmother Boyd, A.C.McIntyre Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #23b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julian & Benson Boyd, sons of Bob Boyd, R.H. Gamble Artist, Brockville, ON (photo #24a)
Julian & Benson Boyd, sons of Bob Boyd, R.H. Gamble Artists, Brockville, ON (photo #24b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Boyd and his wife, parents of Sarah Boyd, G.B. Murray Photographer, Brockville, ON (photo #25a)
Reverse of photo (photo #25b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Boyd and his wife, G.B. Murray Photographer, Brockville, ON (photo #25c)

 

Robert Boyd, A.C.McIntyre Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #26a)
Robert Boyd, A.C. McIntyre Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #26b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Boyd, G.B. Murray Int’l Gallery, Brockville, ON (photo #27a)
Reverse side (photo #27b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Boyd, G.B. Murray, Int’l. Gallery, Brockville, ON (photo #27c)

 

Alice Davenport, Feb 1880, C.A. Winsor Photographer, Galesburg, Illinois (photo #28a)
Reverse side (photo #28b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice Davenport, Feb 1880, C.A. Winsor Photographer, Galesburg, Illinois (photo#28c)

 

Alice V. Davenport, Feb. 1885, Clark Studio, Mendota, Ill, (photo#29a)
Reverse side (photo #29b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice V. Davenport, Feb. 1885, Clark Studio, Mendota, Ill, (photo #29c)

 

Alice Davenport, J.W. Clark Studio, Mendota, Ill (photo #30a)
Alice Davenport, J.W.Clark Studio, Mendota, Ill. (photo #30B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Davenport, W. Blakeslee Studio, Mendota, Ill. (photo #31a)
Reverse side (photo #31b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Davenport, W. Blakeslee Studio, Mendota, Ill. (photo #31c)

 

Margary P. Davenport, Jan. 1881, J.L. Gurrad Photographer, Mendota, Ill. (photo #32a)
Reverse side (photo #32b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margary P. Davenport, Jan. 1881, J.L. Gurrad Photographer, Mendota, Ill. (photo #32c)

 

Nellie M. Davenport, W. Blakeslee Photographer, Mendota, Ill. (photo #33a)
Reverse side (photo #33b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nellie M. Davenport, W. Blakeslee Photographer, Mendota, Ill. (photo #33c)

 

William Davenport, W. Blakeslee Photographer, Mendota, Ill. (photo #34a)
Reverse side (photo #34b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Davenport, W. Blakeslee Photographer, Mendota, Ill. (photo #34c)

 

 

Elyah, Mary Jane & Susie Davis, N. Johnston Photographer, Kemptville, ON (photo #35a)
Reverse side (photo #35b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elyah, Mary Jane & Susie, N.Johnston Photographer, Kemptville, ON (photo #35c)

 

Mary Jane Davis, McIntyre Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #36a)
Mary Jane Davis, McIntyre Studio, Brockville, (photo#36b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie Latimer, N.Johnston Photographer, Kemptville, ON (photo #37a)
Reverse side (photo #37b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie Latimer, N.Johnston Photographer, Kemptville, ON (photo #37c)

 

Hugh Latimer (photo #38a)
Hugh Latimer (photo #38b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hugh Latimer, A.C.McIntyre Int’l Gallery, Brockville, ON (photo #39a)
Reverse side (photo #39b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hugh Latimer, A.C. McIntyre Int’l Gallery, Brockville, ON. (photo#39c)

 

Nellie (Lodema) and Charlie Latimer, W. Blakeslee Photogapher, Mendota, Ill. (photo #40a)
Reverse side (photo #40b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nellie (Lodema) and Charlie Latimer, W. Blakeslee Photographer, Mendota, Ill. (photo #40c)

 

Wilfred Latimer, Morrison Photographer, Lyn, ON (photo #41a)
Reverse side (photo #41b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilfred Latimer, Morrison Photographer, Lyn, ON (photo #41c)

 

 

Ethel Moffat (photo #42a)
Ethel Moffat (photo #42b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie Percival (photo #43a)
Annie Percival (photo #43b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Phillips (photo #44a)
Richard Phillips (photo #44b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florence Tennant (nee Boyd), Bryant Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #45a)
Florence Tennant (nee Boyd), Bryant Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #45b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Towriso (photo #46a)
Wil Towriso (photo #46b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, Law Brown Studio, Little Falls, NY (photo #47a)
Unknown, Law Brown Studio, Little Falls, NY (photo #47b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, Clark Studio, Mendota, Ill. (photo #48a)
Unknown, Clark Studio, Mendota, Ill. (photo #48b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, Hogan & Ensminger Studio Mendota, Ill. (photo #49a)
Revere side (photo #49b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, Hogan & Ensminger Studio, Mendota, Ill. (photo #49c)

 

Unknown, Hogan & Ensminger Studio, Mendota, Ill (photo #50a)
Reverse side (photo #50b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

unknown, Hogan & Ensminger, Mendota, Ill. (photo #50c)

 

Unknown, Morton & Knapp, Farmersville (Athens), ON (photo #51a)
Unknown, Morton & Knapp, Farmersville (Athens), ON (photo #51b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, A.C. McIntyre, Int’l Gallery, Brockville, ON (photo #52a)
Reverse sidde (photo #52b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, A.C.McIntyre Int’l Gallery, Brockville, ON (photo #52c)

 

Hanna Wright (nee Latimer) with baby, (photo #53a)
Reverse side (photo #53b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanna Wright (nee Latimer) with baby, (photo #53c)

 

 

 

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