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Inglis, James

James Inglis (1835-1904) was a photographer of Scottish origin who began his career in St. Catharines, Ontario, before moving to Montreal, Quebec. He opened his Montreal studio in 1866 on St. James Street.

By 1871, his studio was well established and had a staff of twenty-five, including two photographers, two artists and one retoucher. The studio seems to have specialized in portraits and original backgrounds, though it also produced stereoscopic and panoramic views, as well as composite photographs. In 1875, Inglis moved his studio to Bleury Street, a few feet away from his main competitor, William Notman.

In 1884, Inglis left Montreal and moved to Chicago, where he worked for a variety of companies producing dry plate negatives, a technique that he championed. He died in 1904, following an explosion that occurred while he was experimenting on a new form of magnesium lighting.

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Emily M. Atwater in fancy dress costume, Montreal, QC, about 1870 (MP-1978.134.1)

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Emily M. Atwater in fancy dress costume, Montreal, QC, about 1870
James Inglis
about 1870, 19th century
MP-1978.134.1

Presbyterian reunion (1875), composite photograph, c.1920 (MP-0000.91)

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Presbyterian reunion (1875), composite photograph, c.1920
James Inglis
1900--1940, 20th century
MP-0000.91

Flood, Saint Paul near Saint Peter St., Montreal, QC, 1869 (MP-0000.2888)

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Flood, Saint Paul near Saint Peter St., Montreal, QC, 1869
James Inglis
1869, 19th century
MP-0000.2888