Series S9 - Portraits and photographs

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Portraits and photographs

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CA ON00353 AFC 405-S9

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  • [ca. 1858-1960] (Creation)

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6 drawings : charcoal and chalk sketches
23 photographs : tintypes
14 photographs : b&w cartes de visite
17 photographs : b&w cabinet cards
15 photographs : b&w postcards
430 photographs : b&w prints
197 photographs : b&w negatives
2 photographs : b&w slides
3 photo albums (155 photographs : b&w prints)

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Series consists of portraits of the Wawanosh family (both sketches and photographs) and photographs received by various members of the family. Included are portraits of family members, ministers and missionaries, friends and other (sometimes unidentified) individuals whose relation to the family is unclear. Also included are photographs depicting the life of Agnes and John Phillips Mern. Included are images of their life in Marcy, New York, their travels through New York State and Ontario and their life in Sarnia - specifically pictures of life at the Wawanosh homestead and the Wawanosh Post. Also included are personal photographs of J. P. Mern of his time in the navy, his time serving during WWI and his son. A variety of photographic processes are represented in the series, including tintypes, cartes de visite, cabinet cards, postcards and prints.

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Sketches were previously part of the Western Archives Regional Photographic Collection. In 2017 they were reintegrated into the fonds into Series 9 Sub-series 1.

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