I really had to squint and place the photo under strong light to read the swirling inscription on the back of this photo. But there it was, ever so faintly, "Arthur L. Amys." A search of the Canadian censuses found Arthur in the 1871 Census for Peterborough West, Ontario. His parents are Philip Amys, 34, mother Matilda, 37, and older twins, Thomas F. H., and Anna C., 3. Arthur is 9 months old.
Arthur Loftus Amys married Jean Helen Jenkins, daughter of Charles A. and Elizabeth Jenkins on 27 Apr 1895 in Welland, Ontario. Jean Helen was born abt 1871 in Petrolia, Ontario.
According to Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913 Arthur was born 20 Jun 1870 in Peterborough and named Charles Arthur Loftus Amys. Mother Mathilda's maiden name is Steele.
He and his wife had two children: Annette, born 1895, and Loftus, b. 1896. The family lived in Port Hope where Arthur L. worked as a bank manager.
This picture is dated "1888" on the front, and was taken at the P. H. Green Studio in Peterborough. Arthur was about 18 years old.