- Media Type
- Item Types
- A photograph of John Hall (enlargement from tintype).
John Hall was born in Somerset, likely in Wiscombe, in about 1816. He moved to Canada, and lived in Richmond Hill around 1847-1870. He was married Sarah Johns of British Christ Church in 1839. The couple had three sons: Joseph Henry, Robert, and Francis Henry. Sarah Jones died in 1848, at age 32.
John Hall remarried to Sarah Sellick, who gave birth to six children: four boys and two girls.
After 1870, John Hall moved to Blenheim in Kent County, but was living in East Essex County in 1899.
- "A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel." Tintypes enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s and 1870s. (Wikipedia)
- Date of Original
Width: 12.8 cm
Height: 17.7 cm
- Personal Name(s)
- Hall, John
- Local identifier
- Robert Hall Collection
- Language of Item
- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 43.87111 Longitude: -79.43725
- Creative Commons licence
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- Copyright Statement
- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
- Location of Original
- Richmond Hill Public Library
- Richmond Hill Public LibraryWebsite:
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1 Atkinson St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5