'Palisades', 1860.

Notman, William

'Palisades', 1860.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

A photograph of a canoe on the shore of a river in the Palisades area of Canada, taken by William McFarlane Notman (1826-1891), in 1860. This photograph is from an album entitled 'Belmere Lake Memphremagog'. William McFarlane Notman was born in Scotland but emigrated to Canada in 1856. He opened a photographic studio in Montreal and later established a successful chain of studios across Canada with branches in Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax. Notman was the official Canadian photographer to Queen Victoria (1819-1901). His work forms an unrivalled record of nineteenth cantury Canadian life, including portraits, landscapes and elaborate studio-based genre scenes of Native Amerians, hunters and trappers.

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