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Photo of a young man
Dominion Photo Studio, Photographer
Media Type
Item Type
A photograph of a young man from the photo album of Amos Wright, resident of Richmond Hill.
The Dominion Portait Co. is listed as operating from 1893-1894 in Toronto. There is an additional listing for the Dominion Portrait Co. (Gourlay & Clark props.) for 1894.

Source: Phillips, Glen C. The Ontario photographers list (1851-1900). Sarnia: Iron Gate Publishing Co., 1990.

"Cabinet card photographs were first introduced in 1866. They were initially employed for landscapes rather than portraitures. Cabinet cards replaced Carte de visite photographs as the popular mode of photography. Cabinet cards became the standard for photographic portraits in 1870. Cabinet cards experienced their peak in popularity in the 1880′s. Cabinet cards were still being produced in the United States until the early 1900′s and continued to be produced in Europe even longer. The best way to describe a cabinet card is that it is a thin photograph that is mounted on a card that measures 4 1/4″ by 6 1/2″. Cabinet cards frequently have artistic logos and information on the bottom or the reverse of the card which advertised the photographer or the photography studio’s services."
Reverse side: The Dominion Photo Studio
388 Queen St. West
6 doors west of Brock, Toronto
Duplicates can be had at any time by sending name in full.
Date of Original
ca. 1893-1894
Width: 10.5 cm
Height: 16.5 cm
Local identifier
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.87111 Longitude: -79.43725
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Photo of a young man

A photograph of a young man from the photo album of Amos Wright, resident of Richmond Hill.