II-161023.0 | Cricket team, Montreal, QC, about 1866

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Cricket team, Montreal, QC, about 1866
William Notman (1826-1891)
1906, 20th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
16 x 21 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Photograph (77678) , portrait (53878)
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This picture shows photographer William Notman surrounded by a cricket team, which may have been made up of Notman studio employees.

William Notman (1826-91), official photographer to the queen, was the first Canadian photographer to achieve international renown. He was one of the most influential photographers of the 19th century in North America, with his seven studios in Canada and thirteen in the United States.

Born in Paisley, Scotland, William Notman left his homeland with his family in 1856 for Montreal, where he opened a studio. He continued to work as a photographer until his death in 1891.