I-4486.1 | Mrs. William Notman, Montreal, QC, 1862

 
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Mrs. William Notman, Montreal, QC, 1862
William Notman (1826-1891)
1862, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
8 x 5 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
I-4486.1
© McCord Museum
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Alice Notman was the wife of the photographer William Notman, who took this photograph. She is wearing a fashionable dress comparable to one in the McCord Museum's collection (M965.112.1.1-2). Typical of the early 1860s, the dome-shaped skirt of both dresses is supported by a cage crinoline. These were introduced in 1856.

Appointed photographer to the Queen, William Notman (1826-1891) was the first Canadian photographer to acquire an international reputation. One of the most influential photographers in North America in the 19th century, he had seven studios in Canada and thirteen in the United States.