I-14664.1 | Misses Maggie and Annie Notman, Montreal, QC, 1865

 
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Misses Maggie and Annie Notman, Montreal, QC, 1865
William Notman (1826-1891)
1865, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
8.5 x 5.6 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
I-14664.1
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Margaret Notman (1846-1873) was a sister of William Notman, founder of the William Notman photographic studio in Montreal. In 1866, she married Dr. David Howard Harrison, a native of St. Marys, Ontario. The couple had two children, Maggie and Will. In 1873, Margaret died at the stillbirth of a third child.

Margaret had six siblings: William (1826-1891); Jessie (1828-?); John Sloan (1830-1879); Helen (1835-?); Robert (1837-1882); and James (1849-1932). Margaret was the family's sixth child.

Annie Notman (1864-1935) was a niece of photographer William Notman and daughter of his brother Robert Notman (1837-1882). Annie Birks (1836-1864), Robert's first wife and Annie's mother, died at her daughter's birth.

In 1882, Annie worked at the Notman photographic studio. Her position and salary at that time are unknown. In 1888, she began working at the Park Street studio in Boston and later married George Converse. They would have no children.