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This is a VINTAGE Feb 9, 1884 engraving from Harper's Weekly magazine.

Large engraving titled "The Ice Castle At Montreal" (Dominion Square). From a photograph by William Notman and Son.

Skating, sleigh rides, and Russian dancing under a magnificent ice castle topped with the British flag.

*Please note this is a single page only, not the entire magazine*

William Notman
His photographs were of a very high quality and his savvy for branding and promotion allowed him to develop an international reputation for himself. An example of this is his decision to create an ornate maple box of stereoviews which was presented to the Royal Family at the opening of the Victoria Bridge, an action which would eventually allow him to call himself 'photographer to the Queen'.

The technical skill and photographic flair of Notman led to him creating some of Canada's iconic photographic images, such as 'Caribou Hunting, the Chance Shot' which is held in the Notman collection of the McCord Museum. Indeed, Notman's skill and reputation was such that by the 1860s he was known as Canada's great portrait photographer and a fixture on the British colonial traveller's list. By the time of his death in 1891 the reputation of the Notman brand was such that his descendants could maintain a successful photographic business using the family name.

SIZE: Just the plate measures 9" x 11 1/2". 10 3/4" x 16" overall.

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Inside plate is in excellent condition with no damage or creases. Some discoloration on edges.

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1884 Harpers Weekly Engraving ICE CASTLE AT MONTREAL

Auction ended on Sat, Jun 28, 2014
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