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Print - Photomechanical
Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Notman and daughter Margaret, on their way to the Queen's garden party, London, England, 1953
Anonyme - Anonymous
June 2, 1953, 20th century
10.2 x 12.7 cm
Gift of the Estate of James Geoffrey Notman
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This image portrays James Geoffrey Notman, President and Director of Canadair, on his way to a garden party at Buckingham Palace a few days prior to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. He is accompanied by his wife and daughter.

James Geoffrey Notman (1901-1974) was a grandson of William Notman, founder of the William Notman photographic studio in Montreal. He was the second child of Charles Frederick Notman (1870-1955), a son of William, and Alice Hudson Pyke (1875-1959). Naomi Daintry (1899-1993) was his sister.

In 1922, James Geoffrey received a Mechanical Engineering Degree from McGill University. In 1925, he married Grace Caroline Williamson (1900-1995). The couple's two children are Margaret (1926- ) and Joan (1929- ).

During his career, James Geoffrey managed companies such as Dominion Engineering and Canadair. He died on April 1, 1974, at age 72.

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