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Learned Hotel

The item is a photograph of the Learned Hotel under construction in Cookshire, showing people on and around the building.

Learned Hotel (Cookshire, Que.)

Amos Sweet

Portrait of Amos Sweet by C.W. Van Alstine, Potsdam, N. Y.
He was married to Relief Gilman, father of Edith Diane (who remarried John Pettes Jr.).

"The Marriage of Gen. Tom Thumb"

Photograph of the "Marriage of General Tom Thumb" by Matthew B. Brady, New York. In the photograph you can see Charles Stratton, Lavinia Warren, Minnie Warren and George Washington Morris Nutt, all posing in studio decor. They were all entertainers for P.T. Barnum. Charles Stratton (1838-1883), known as General Tom Thumb, eventually married Lavinia Warren in 1863. There is a postage stamp at the back as well as "With compliments" signatures from all four persons.

"The Lilliputian Card Party"

Photograph of the "Lilliputian Card Party" by Matthew B. Brady, New York. In the photograph you can see Charles Stratton, Lavinia Warren, Minnie Warren and George Washington Morris Nutt, all posing in studio decor, playing cards around a table. They were all entertainers for P.T. Barnum. Charles Stratton (1838-1883), known as General Tom Thumb, eventually married Lavinia Warren in 1863. There is a postage stamp at the back as well as "With compliments" signatures from all four persons.

Unknown Man

Portrait of an unknown man with drawn on [?] moustache, taken by E.H. Taber, Star Photograph Gallery, 210 Notre Dame Street, Montreal].

Richard Gillen

Portrait of Richard Gillen, brother of Mrs. Orlando Boright, mother of Miss Bernice Boright.

Alfred Arch. Douglas

Portrait of Alfred Archibald Douglas as a young child with hat, taken by an unidentified photographer. There is an inscription on the back: 'Harold Farrar [?]".

Unknown Man

Forward facing [unknown man] from [unknown photographer]

Mary Melissa Ball

Portrait of Mary Melissa Ball. aged 4 years old, in simple studio decor by unknown photographer. She is H.B. Shufelt's mother.

Ord family

The item is a photograph of John and Emma Ord and family of Brookbury. Most of the subjects in the picture were identified by a descendent of George (Gerry) Ord as follows, back row: Emma Torkelson Ord (mother of the children on the bench), John (Jack) Ord (father of children on the bench), unknown Ord family member. Front row: young boy with bicycle, unknown, Isaac Bartlett, (seated) 5 children on the bench: George (Gerry), Pansy, Henry (Harry), Annie (Lena) and Mary Annie (Mammie), Mary Ann Everett Bartlett (seated), young boy with bicycle, unknown.

Dog Holding Basket

Print of a black and white dog holding a basket with a book that reads "Thankful for any Contribution". Print possibly "glued' on a carte de visite from E.H. Taber.

Eli Hoskins Taber

Partly colourized portrait of Eli Hoskins Taber as a young man, seated in studio decor, taken by Abner Bedee Taber or E.H. Taber, 24 Great St. James Street, Montreal. This could potentially be a self-portrait.

C.E. Denny

Portrait of C.E. Denny by Elliot & Fry, 55 Baker St., Portman Square, London.

Unidentified man

Portrait of an unidentified man by Hills & Saunders, Cambridge & Oxford, also at Eton Harrow & London.

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