Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Notman, William McFarlane[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1857 - 1913  (55 years)

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  • Name Notman, William McFarlane 
    Born 1 Nov 1857  Montreal, PQ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1884; 1887; 1889; 1897; 1901; 1903; 1904; 1909  BC; Vancouver Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 May 1913  Montreal, PQ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Notman, Charles F. (Relationship: Brother) 
    Association Notman, George R.W. (Relationship: Brother) 
    Person ID I103  Camera Workers | N, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2018 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial (visit).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A son of famed Montreal photographer William Notman (1826-1891), he visited BC several times before and after the turn of the century. He was accompanied and assisted by one or both of his brothers, Charles F. and George R.W. A full account of his career and that of his brothers can be found in Stanley Triggs' fine study, William Notman: The Stamp of a Studio (1985). The McCord Museum also hosts a virtual exhibit, The Photographic Studio of William Notman, with much useful information. In 2016, a major retrospective exhibit of the Notman studio's work was staged by the McCord Museum.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: print surface usually numbered, captioned and marked "Wm. Notman & Son, Photo, Montreal."

  • Sources 
    1. [S692] Correspondence, David Mattison.
      Letters, Notman Photographic Archives to Mattison

    2. [S413] Harper & Triggs (1967), J. Russell Harper and Stanley Triggs, eds., (Montreal: McGill University Press, 1967).

    3. [S323] Reid (1979), Dennis Reid, (Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada National Museums of Canada, 1979).

    4. [S567] Triggs (1985), W. Stanley G. Triggs, (Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario; Coach House Press, 1985).

    5. [S409] Hall, Dodds & Triggs (1993), Roger Hall, Gordon Dodds, Stanley Triggs , (Toronto, Ont.: McClelland & Stewart, 1993), TR140 N67H34.

    6. [S569] McCord Museum (2005), (Montreal, Que.: McCord Museum, McGill University, 2005).

    7. [S891] Samson and Sauvage (2016), Hélène Samson and Suzanne Sauvage, (Paris, France: Editions Hazan, 2016).