II-107088.1 | Masters Russell and Wilfred Notman, Montreal, QC, 1894
Masters Russell and Wilfred Notman, Montreal, QC, 1894
Wm. Notman & Son
1894, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
17 x 12 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
Keywords: male (26812) , Photograph (77678) , portrait (53878)
This photograph portrays two of William McFarlane Notman's sons, William Russell at age 4 and Wilfred McKenzie at age 2.
William Russell Notman (1890-1916) and his brothers were grandchildren of William Notman, founder of the William Notman photographic studio in Montreal. William Russell was the eldest son of William McFarlane Notman (1857-1913), the second child of William Notman.
William Russell had two brothers, Wilfred McKenzie (1892-1916) and Keith Claxton (1893-1985). As a soldier in the First World War, William Russell was fatally wounded in the Battle of the Somme and died October 25, 1916. He was 26 years old and had never married. Barely four months earlier, William Russell's younger brother Wilfred had been killed in action during the Battle of Ypres.