I reunite identified family photos that I find in antique shops and second hand stores with genealogists and family historians. If you see one of your ancestors here and would like to obtain the original, feel free to contact me. Donations of pre-1920 photographs are also most welcome. I hope you enjoy your visit!
Friday, March 23, 2012
A Proof Copy of Matilda Lois Harrison, 1849-1878, Maccan, Nova Scotia
This proof copy photograph was part of the Mary Harrison Photo Collection I found at a Vancouver Island antique shop. The woman is identified as "Matilda Lois Harrison, 1849-1878, wife of James Alexander Harrison" and the image was taken at the William Notman Studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia, sometime between 1876 and 1878. I know it was after 1876 because the photographer's imprint on the reverse of the card makes reference to a Gold Medal won in that year.
According to a family tree I found on Ancestry, Matilda married James Harrison in 1875. They had one daughter, Lena May Harrison, born 1876, who died at just over two years of age on Feb 5, 1879. I also have a carte de visite of Lena May Harrison, also taken at the Notman Studio, in the collection.