Deslauriers photo album
Deslauriers photo album
Deslauriers photo album
Deslauriers photo album
Deslauriers photo album


Deslauriers photo album


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Scrapbook of Isidore N. Deslauriers and family who lived on Besserer Street in Ottawa in 1891-92 at the approximate time of many of the photos in this album. M. Deslauriers appears on the Civil Service List and probably died at age 77 on March 21, 1913. This album was presented to Mrs. Deslauriers at an unknown date by the Ottawa Rifle Club. Cartes-des-visites and cabinet photos are presumably of relatives or friends, many of whom were photographed in studios on Sparks Street in Ottawa or in Montreal and Quebec. One of the more interesting photographers is Miss Lockwood of Rideau Street, Ottawa, whose photos are a feminine pink on the rear. A few come from farther afield like the Anthony photo of Governor Harris of Tennessee, who aligned the state with the Confederacy in 1862. A list of photographers is attached.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: n/a
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  • Date Published: ca. 1861 - 1900s
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  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Unpaginated. 30 cm. 128 mainly b&w photos and illustrations. Incised green leather with metal clasp reading "Presented to Mrs. Deslauriers by the Ottawa Rifle Club." Tears in spine ends, light wear to extremities. Boards and spine separated from text block. Some tears to the interior. Most photos have no captions. Ten 14 x 22 cm photos, most pertaining to the Deslauriers family in 1892 and described on rear (one of I. N. Deslauriers and friends on bench has a duplicate towards rear). One photo is of the St. Hubert Gun Club of Ottawa with men named on rear. First photo is of homes of I. N. Deslauriers and sons, Besserer Street, Ottawa, the Deslauriers residence(s). The rest of the album consists mainly of smaller cartes-des-visites portraits and cabinet cards. Some tintypes. Eleven small round illustrations of attractions in Perthshire, Scotland. Highlights include a lacrosse player, a card with interesting cut-out design, Governor Harris "King Harris" of Tennessee, colour card printed 1876 by J. H. Bufford's Sons.

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