Fonds BCHS203 - John Austin Wheeler fonds

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John Austin Wheeler fonds

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257 photographs: glass negative; 4.75 x 6.50 inches and taller.

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John Austin Wheeler, son of Thomas W. Wheeler and Anna E. Duboyce, was one of the prominent Knowlton photographers of the period. Wheeler had his own studio in Knowlton and Cowansville from 1890 to 1897. He specialized in studio portraits and exterior scenery and buildings. He married Edith Elizabeth Collins, daughter of Azro Collins and Mary Eliza Brimmer, and they had ten children, including Rhoda Julia, who married Harry Small Northrup. She was a volunteer for many years and the first woman president of the Board at the Brome County Historical Society.

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The fonds consists of glass negative photographs taken by John Austin Wheeler and features portraits of some of the prominent families of Knowlton and Cowansville, along with photographs of buildings and sceneries of the region.

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Creation: April 2016.
Revision: August 2022.

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