I-99348.1 | Miss Jessie Notman and Miss Holmes, Montreal, QC, 1874

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Miss Jessie Notman and Miss Holmes, Montreal, QC, 1874
William Notman (1826-1891)
1874, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
17 x 12 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
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This photograph portrays Jessie Sloane, a daughter of William Notman, alongside a certain Miss Holmes.

Jessie Sloane Notman (1859-1942) was the third child of William Notman, founder of the William Notman photographic studio in Montreal, and Alice Merry Woodwark (1832-1906). In 1884, Jessie married Henry Martyn Belcher (1856-1923) at St. Martin's Anglican Church in Montreal. Reverend Samuel Belcher, the father of the groom, celebrated the marriage.

Jessie and Henry had seven children: Frederick Gordon (1885-1970); Alice Dorothy (1887-1946); Henry Lawrence (1889-1946); Charles Stuart (1891-1917); Edith Constance (1893-1971); Leslie Kenneth (1895-1918); and William Vincent (1901-1957). Jessie Sloane was widowed in 1923 and died in 1942 at age 83.