MONTREAL PHOTOS AND
PHOTOGRAPERS

PHOTOGRAPHERS IN MONTREAL 1839-1950
Although the Montreal GenWeb is dedicated to researching only ANGLO Montrealers, an execption has been made with the Photographers section. The more we can learn about all photographers who practiced in Montreal, the better chance we all have of identifying our old family photographs. 

THE NOTMAN COLLECTION

Are any of your Montreal family photographs signed NOTMAN or NOTMAN & SON? If so, you're in luck. See that 6 or 7 digit number, in pencil, on the back of the photo? Don't erase it! That number will be used to identify who is in the photograph. Notman recorded and indexed all his portraits, and the records from his Montreal studio have survived. 

PHOTOGRAPHS OF MONTREAL

Under construction......trying to decide the best way to present these. I'm a *collector*, as are many of my friends and associates. Here we present to you some wonderful old photos of Montreal from our personal collections as well as images kindly supplied by various Archives.

POSTCARDS FROM MONTREAL

The first decade of the 20th century was the 'Age of the Postcard'. Mail-delivery was twice and sometimes three-times a day. It was better than e-mail! Photographers and Publishers recorded anything and everything to produce on the fronts of postcards. And the little notes written on the back by the senders give us insight into life during that time. At no other time will we find a better record of the history of our towns and cities.

IDENTIFIED GROUP PHOTOS OF MONTREALERS

We all have group photos in our family collections. Sometimes the names were embossed below the photo, and sometimes a *wise* relative recorded the names of everyone in the shot. Here are photos with everyone identified. Maybe you have the same photo, but didn't know who the people were?

FORGOTTEN FACES

All those unidentified photos in our old family albums! Maybe your ancestor is in one of my family photos....or mine in yours? Let's post those forgotten faces and see if we can learn who they were.

ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES WITH MONTREAL PHOTOGRAPHS

Archives and Libraries preserve our past. There are dozens of large and small archives in Montreal which house old photos of the city, but there are also many collections in other parts of Canada, and in other parts of the world, with Montreal photographs in their holdings. This is an attempt to list those Archives and what Montreal photography they hold. Most of them will make copies of these photos for a resonable fee. (Link will be up soon)

DATING OLD PHOTOGRAPHS

Don't know when that old photo was shot? Don't even know WHO is in it, to try to try to match the age of the person to your family-tree records?! Type of photograph, style of photography and fashion styles can help narrow down the time-frame. (Link will be up soon)


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