Cabinet photo of Sir Alexander Campbell


Cabinet photo of Sir Alexander Campbell

Unknown photographer

Regular price $100.00 Sale

This is a rare 19th-century Canadian "celebrity" advertising endorsement by a prominent personage. Campbell was a business partner of Sir John A. Macdonald, a Father of Confederation, held numerous cabinet postings, including postmaster general, and became lieutenant-governor of Ontario. H. Shorey was Montreal clothier Hollis Shorey, tailor, salesman and manufacturer. At the time of this advertising campagin, Shorey was employing around 150 people in his factory and about 1,450 outside, but, by 1900, it was no longer in business.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: H. Shorey and Co.
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1889
  • Place Published: Montreal
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    One 14 cm b&w photo on 16.5 cm card. Labeled "Sir Alex. Campbell, K.C.B., Lieut.-Governor of Ontario at bottom front." Rear reads "H. Shorey & Co. Autumn 1889. Dear Sir, We beg to announce the intending visit of our representative with samples of our manufactures for the Autumn and Winter season of 1889-90, and solicit for him a careful inspection. Our lines will be found to embrace all of the latest novelties in Suitings and Overcoatings, and a very complete range of Children's Goods. Trusting to recive your esteemed order, We are, Yours truly, H. Shorey & Co., Montreal." A little wear to edges, some marks to rear, a couple of faint marks to front.

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