II-141211 | Mrs. George R. W. Notman and baby Otis, Montreal, QC, 1902

Mrs. George R. W. Notman and baby Otis, Montreal, QC, 1902
Wm. Notman & Son
March 1902, 20th century
Silver salts - Gelatin dry plate process
17.6 x 12.7 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  mixed (2246) , Photograph (77678) , portrait (53878)
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Mrs. George R. W. Notman, née Lillian May Freere (?-1943), was a daughter-in-law of William Notman, founder of the William Notman photographic studio in Montreal. In 1896, Lillian married George Richard Woodwark Notman (1868-1921) in New York.

George, the sixth child of William Notman, began working at the Notman studio in 1884. In the fall of 1890, he left Montreal, most likely to work at the Notman photographic studio in Boston. Some time after 1893, he settled in New York and opened a Notman photographic studio on Madison Avenue. It was during this period that he met Lillian, his bride-to-be.

In 1898, George began a second stint at his father's photographic studio in Boston. He would return to Montreal with his family in 1900 before abandoning photography altogether to become director of the Eclipse Acetylene Gas Company.

Lillian and George R. W. had one son, George Otis Notman (1901-1951). Lillian was widowed in 1921 and died in 1943.