I-8871.1 | Misses Rogers and Notman, Montreal, QC, 1863

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Misses Rogers and Notman, Montreal, QC, 1863
William Notman (1826-1891)
1863, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
8.5 x 5.6 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  female (19035) , Photograph (77678) , portrait (53878)
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This photograph portrays one of William Notman's daughters, Frances Elizabeth, alongside a certain Miss Rogers.

Frances Elizabeth Notman (1855-1867) was the eldest daughter of William Notman, founder of the William Notman photographic studio in Montreal, and Alice Merry Woodwark (1832-1906). Frances was born in Glasgow, Scotland on July 23, 1855.

In November 1856, 16-month-old Fanny and her mother Alice crossed the Atlantic Ocean on board the ship S.S. Canadian, en route to Canada. There, they reunited with William Notman who had been living in Montreal since August of that year. In 1867, Fanny succumbed to meningitis at age 11.

Fanny was the eldest of seven children. Her siblings were: William McFarlane (1857-1913); Jessie Sloane (1859-1942); Alice Richenda (1863-1881); Emily Mary (1865-1946); George Richard Woodwark (1868-1921); and Charles Frederick (1870-1955).