I-79564.1 | F. Townsend, taken for a composite, Montreal, QC, 1872
F. Townsend, taken for a composite, Montreal, QC, 1872
William Notman (1826-1891)
1872, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
8 x 5 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
Keywords: male (26812) , Photograph (77678) , portrait (53878)
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Mr. Townsend was taken for another composite, and the side of the big floor-standing studio camera is visible. This is usually all we see of Notman's equipment. If you look carefully you can also see a number "12" scratched backwards near Mr. Townsend's feet. This was to help the Art Department to stick him into the right position on the composite.
Source : In the Eye of the Camera [Web tour], by Nora Hague, McCord Museum (see Links)