The Latimer Collection contains many old family photographs. In this section we will deal with the various Cabinet Cards and Early 1900’s Gelatin-Silver Prints in the collection.

 

Surnames found in the photographs are: Borthwick; Boyd; Coward; Davenport; Davis; Dobbs; Gilroy; Halliday; Hicks; Hicky; Latimer; Percival; Phelps; Scott; Simpson; Slack; Talpin and Wright

 

Cabinet Cards

In the early 1870’s Cabinet Cards became popular. Cabinet Cards were also usually albumen prints, but larger, mounted on cardboard backs measuring 4 1/2” by 6 1/5”. Cabinet cards remained popular into the early 20th century, when Kodak introduced the Brownie Cameras and home snapshot photography became widely available and affordable to the general population.

 

John, Sarah nee Hudson, Alma & Addie Borthwick, Murray & Sons Photography, Brockville, ON, ( Sarah Hudson Bor in Lyn in 1862 daughter of Benjamin Hudson born Lyn in 1836) (photo #1a)
John,Sarah, Alma & Addie Borthwick, Murray & Sons Photography, Brockville, ON, (photo #1b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Boyd, A.C.McIntyre Artist & Photographer, Brockville, ON (photo #2a)
Reverse side (photo #2b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Boyd, A.C.McIntyre Artist & Photographer, Brockville, ON (photo #2c)

 

Billy Boyd on the right, A.C.McIntyre, Int’l Gallery, Brockville, ON (photo #3a)
Reverse side (photo #3b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy Boyd on the right, A.C.McIntyre, Int’l Gallery, Brockville, ON (photo #3c)

 

Bryce Boyd (son of Robert Boyd) and Grandmother Slack, Murray’s Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #4a)
Bryce Boyd (son of Robert Boyd) and Grandmother Slack , Murray’s Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #4b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lillian, Bertrand, Flo and Hilt Boyd, children of George Boyd, James Martin Photographer, Valleyfield, QUE, (photo #5a)
Reverse side (photo #5b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lillian, Bertrand, Flo and Hilt Boyd, children of George Boyd, James Martin Photographer, Valleyfield, QUE, (photo #5c)

 

Thomas Boyd, G.B. Murray Photographer, Brockvile, ON (photo #6a)
Reverse side (photo #6b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Boyd, G.B. Murray Photographer, Brockvile, ON (photo #6c)

 

Leonard Coward, McIntyre, Int’l Gallary, Brockville, ON (photo #7a)
Reverse side (photo #7b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonard Coward, McIntyre, Int’l Gallary, Brockville, ON (photo #7c)

 

 

L-R: Unknown, Joe, William, Alice, Marg, Unknown, Ira Davenport; January 1880; J.L. Gurra Photographer, Mendota, Ill (photo #8a)
Reverse side (photo #8b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L-R: Unknown, Joe, William, Alice, Marg, Unknown, Ira Davenport; January 1880; J.L. Gurra Photographer, Mendota, Ill (photo #8a)

 

Alice Davenport, J.W. Clark Studio, Mendota, Ill. (photo #9a)
Reverse side (photo 9b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice Davenport, J.W. Clark Studio, Mendota, Ill. (photo #9c)

 

Ira Davenport, Mosher Studio, Chicago, Ill. (photo #10a)
Reverse side (photo #10b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ira Davenport, Mosher Studio, Chicago, Ill. (photo #10c)

 

Ira Davenport and unknown woman, Mosher Studio, Chicago, Ill. (photo #11a)
Reverse side (photo #11b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ira Davenport and unknown woman, Mosher Studio, Chicago, Ill. (photo #11c)

 

Libby and Mary Jane Davis, Murray & Sons Photographer, Brockville, ON (photo #12a)
Reverse side (photo #12b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Libby and Mary Jane Davis, Murray & Sons Photographer, Brockville, ON (photo #12c)

 

Joshua Gilroy and his wife Annie Simpson, Dukelows Photography, Brockville, ON (photo #13a)
Joshua Gilroy and his wife Annie Simpson, Dukelows Photography, Brockville, ON (photo #13b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie, Lodemia, Willie Elliott and Annie Latimer, (photo #14a)
Reverse Side (photo #14b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie, Lodemia, Willie Elliott and Annie Latimer, (photo #14c)

 

Lytle James Latimer, R&M Dukelows Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #15a)
Reverse Side (photo #15b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lytle James Latimer, R&M Dukelows Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #15c)

 

 

Dave and Lizzie Latimer, D.E.Pelton Photography, Kemptville, ON (photo #16a)
Dave and Lizzie Latimer, D.E.Pelton Photography, Kemptville, ON (photo #16b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dick and Hattie Latimer, R.H. Gamble Artist, Brockville, ON (photo #17a)
Reverse side (photo #17b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dick and Hattie Latimer, R.H. Gamble Artist, Brockville, ON (photo #17c)

 

Dick Latimer, Wallis Photographers, Ottawa, ON (photo #18a)
Dick Latimer, Wallis Photographers, Ottawa, ON (photo #18b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hugh Latimer and his wife Sarah Boyd, Farnell Studio, N. Augusta, ON (photo #19a)
Hugh Latimer and his wife Sarah Boyd, Farnell Studio, N. Augusta, ON (photo #19b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Latimer, Hathaway & Jarvis Studio, Ottawa, ON (photo #20a)
Jimmy Latimer, Hathaway & Jarvis Studio, Ottawa, ON (photo #20b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert John Scott, Jarvis Photo, Ottawa, ON (photo #21a)
Robert John Scott, Jarvis Photo, Ottawa, ON (photo #21b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, Murray’s Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #22a)
Unknown, Murray’s Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #22b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, R.H.Gamble Artist, Brockville, ON (photo #23a)
Unknown, R.H.Gamble Artist, Brockville, ON (photo #23b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, Murray’s Studio, Brockville,ON (photo #24a)
Unknown, Murray’s Studio, Brockville,ON (photo #24b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, Beckwith Studio, Helena, Montana (photo #25a)
Unknown, Beckwith Studio, Helena, Montana (photo #25b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, James McParland Photographer, Gananoque, ON (photo #26a)
Reverse Side (photo #26b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, James McParland Photographer, Gananoque, ON (photo #26c)

 

Unknown, Brown Studio, Sloan, Iowa (photo #27a)
Unknown, Brown Studio, Sloan, Iowa (photo #27b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, P. Kupp Photographer, Oakesdale, Wash. (photo #28a)
Unknown, P. Kupp Photographer, Oakesdale, Wash. (photo #28a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, J.W.Clark Photographer, Mendota, Ill (photo #29a)
Reverse side (photo #29b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, J.W.Clark Photographer, Mendota, Ill (photo #29c)

 

Unknown, Brock and Co., Photographer, Brandon, Man. (photo #30a)
Unknown, Brock and Co., Photographer, Brandon, Man. (photo #30b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, Central Art Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #31a)
Unknown, Central Art Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #31b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, Dick Lessid Studio, New York (photo #32A)
Unknown, Dick Lessid Studio, New York (photo #32b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, Dukelows Photography, Brockville, ON (photo #33A)
Reverse Side (photo #33b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, Dukelows Photography, Brockville, ON (photo #33c)

 

Gelatin Silver Prints vs Albumen Prints

Early 1900’s gelatin-silver prints are often mistaken for albumen prints. Early gelatin silver prints often have an albumen-like sepia tone and can be mounted to a cardboard backing. Except for some early circa 1890’s examples, the gelatin-silver print is identified, as the paper fibers in the image cannot be seen under the microscope.

If the photograph is dated to the early 1900’s by the image subject or mount style, the photograph probably is gelatin-silver, not albumen.

In the 1890’s, albumen prints and gelatin prints were roughly about equal in popularity.

Many gelatin silver photographs have stark black and white images, distinct to the sepia tones of an albumen print.

Gelatin silver prints with white borders usually date from the 1910’s and later. Before this, the photos almost always had full bleed images.

We believe the following photographs to be Gelatin Silver Prints.

Edwin Benson Boyd, 16 months, Fornel Studio, North Augusta, ON (photo #34a)
Edwin Benson Boyd, 16 months, Fornel Studio, North Augusta, ON (photo #34b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Boyd, Frank Hicks, Wilfred Boyd, Trickey Studio, Gananoque, ON (photo #35A)
Thomas Boyd, Frank Hicks, Wilfred Boyd, Trickey Studio, Gananoque, ON (photo #35b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Buell Family Gathering (photo #36a)

 

Glen Buell Gathering

L-R: Roy Scott; Lytle James Latimer; Hazel Latimer (married Coon); Grandma Margaret Scott (nee Dixie); Joshua Gilroy; Sarah Boyd; Deborah Adella Latimer (nee Scott) ; Hugh Latimer, Unknown; Sarah Latimer (nee Boyd); Becky Gilroy; Hattie Latimer (Harriet S. Mott)  wife of Richard Latimer; George Boyd; Small child in front with doll is not identified

 

Glen Buell Family Gathering (photo #36b)

 

Irene Hickey, Paige Studio, Gananoque, ON (photo #37a)
Irene Hickey, Paige Studio, Gananoque, ON (photo #37b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Adella Latimer nee Scott, Murray & Sons Photography, Brockville, ON (photo #38a)
Deborah Adella Latimer nee Scott, Murray & Sons Photography, Brockville, ON (photo #38b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Latimer, (photo #39)

 

Hazel and Everetts Latimer, Dunn Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #40a)
Hazel and Everetts Latimer, Dunn Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #40b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ella Phelps nee Halliday, mother of Gerald and Lorene (photo #41a)
Ella Phelps nee Halliday, mother of Gerald and Lorene (photo #41b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grandmother Scott, (photo #42a)
Grandmother Scott, (photo #42b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grandmother Scott and Roy at the front door of their house (photo #43a)
Grandmother Scott and Roy at the front door of their house (photo #43b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernice Talpin married Harold Percival (photo #44a)
Bernice Talpin married Harold Percival (photo #44b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown, Bryant’s Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #45a)
Unknown, Bryant’s Studio, Brockville, ON (photo #45b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Wright, Pittaway Photography, Ottawa, ON (photo #46a)
Hannah Wright, Pittaway Photography, Ottawa, ON (photo #46b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minnie Wright, Pittaway Photography, Ottawa, ON (photo 47a)
Minnie Wright, Pittaway Photography, Ottawa, ON (photo 47b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Homestead at Glenn Buell (photo #48)

Scott Homestead at Glenn Buell: Standing on top of porch- Eric Dobbs; L-R: Andy Pepper (a neighbour), Deborah Adella Scott, Grandmother and Grandfather Scott; Roy Scott; Kneeling in front with a dog is Anne Eliza Scott who married a Percival

 

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