II-75884 | William Notman and friends, Montreal, QC, 1884

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William Notman and friends, Montreal, QC, 1884
Wm. Notman & Son
1884, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
17 x 12 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
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This photograph portrays William Notman in the company of two friends.

"Photographer to the Queen", William Notman (1826-1891) was the first Canadian photographer to earn an international reputation. Recognized as one of the most influential photographers in North America during the 19th century, William Notman ran seven studios in Canada and another thirteen in the United States.

Born in Paisley, Scotland, William Notman left his homeland in 1856, bringing his family with him to Montreal where he established his first studio. His career as a photographer carried on until his death in 1891.