II-20331.1 | Mrs. and Miss Young, Notman staff, Montreal, QC, 1875

 
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Mrs. and Miss Young, Notman staff, Montreal, QC, 1875
William Notman (1826-1891)
1875, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
17 x 12 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
II-20331.1
© McCord Museum
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Mrs. Young worked at the Notman photography studio for more than 37 years in two stints between 1871 and 1909. Her pay rose from $7 every two weeks to $10, then from $9 to $10. We have no information on exactly what her job with the company was.

Her daughter, Miss Young, worked at the Notman photography studio for three years and three months, from 1878 to 1881. During that time, her pay rose from $6 every two weeks to $8. We have no information on exactly what her job with the company was.

She was definitely not a photographer, because Notman had no women in that position. But she may have worked as a receptionist, secretary, dressing room assistant, colourist or retoucher. She may also have worked in printing, finishing or shipping.