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Skinner Family Cobourg & Brantford Ontario

Brown Photo Album with silver clasp and gold design, Woodgrain pages, purchased in Niagara area.

Here are most of the photos laid out - what a treat it was to look through these, sure wish they were my family. Please note that the photos in this album are not available for copies.



  • 1. Man, woman and 2 children. Man has goatee type beard, woman's hair is parted in middle and crimped. Her dress has a tight jacket with many buttons close together. One child is a young boay with leggings and knickers, about 5 or 6 years old. The second child is wearing a long dress with a frilly collar. Photographer Snider, Brantford
  • 2. Man in suit with bow tie, sitting in wicker chair. He has a beard that is only under his chin and no mustache. Photographer: Walker, 148 Colborne St. Brantford
  • 3. Older woman sitting in same wicker chair as man in #2 photo. She has a dress with a fancy bow around her neck, her hair is parted in middle and drawn back, but not severely. She has glasses and a photo album on table beside her. Photographer: Walker, 148 Colborne St. Brantford
  • 4. Head and shoulders photo of young woman with dark wavy hair which is loose about her head. It is either short (unlikely) or tied back loosely. She has a ribbon or flowery bow at the side of her neck. Photographer:Walker 148 Colborne St. Brantford
  • 5. Studio photo of two men. One is standing, he has a huge bushy mustache which hangs down almost to his shoulders. He is wearing a hat, almost a cowboy style, and a suit with flared pant legs. The second man is seated. He too has a long droopy mustache but no hat. Photographer: Eames, 69 West 3rd St. St. Paul [Minnesota?]
  • 6. Young man in suit, high on neck. He has a moustache and hair parted at one side. Photographer: park & Co., Brantford
  • 7. Young woman, with high collar and many buttons. Hair looks short on sides, is parted at one side with a 'fringe' on forehead. Photographer: Park & Co. Brantford Ontario. Writing on back "Barbara Skinner"
  • 8. Young woman with almost identical hairdo as woman in photo #7. She has jewellry at her neck, and very dark long eyebrows. She has a rather large nose and ears. Photographer: Park & Co., Brantford
  • 9. Woman in 3/4 profile studio portrait, in white dress with puffy shoulders and frilly stand-up collar. Her hair is curly on top and swept loosely up, tighter at sides, probably pulled back at nape of neck. Photographer: Hamilton & Company, 164 Colborne St. Brantford Ont.
  • 10. Studio portrait of man, balding on top with a fringe of hair parted in middle and swept to sides. He has a moustache and cleft chin. His tie is checked. Photographer:Walker 148 Colborne St. Brantford
  • 11. Postcard Portrait of young woman with loose collared top, forms a "V" at neckline, loosely swept back hair. Writing on back "Louise Horning 1917" Photographer: The Shaw Studio, 2 1/2 James Street North, Hamilton Ontario
  • 12. Studio portrait, head and shoulders of young woman with cleft chin and hair loosely piled on top of head, with fringey bangs, tight at side of head. Her collar is a raised ruffled one in white or light colour but her dress is dark. Photographer: J C Walker, Brantford Ontario. Writing on front "Louise Smith (Mrs. Arthur Brown)"
  • 13. Studio portrait of young woman seated with rolled up documents in her hands. Her dark hair is pulled back tightly but is not parted. She has a two tone top/jacket with skirt with overskirt. She has a high stand up collar in dark with white peeking at ver top. Her head is turned to 3/4 profile. Photographer: Pittaway & Jarvis, 117 Sparks St. Ottawa Ont. Writing on front "Jane Yemen/m" Writing on back "Jane Yemen, Mother's room mate in Ottawa when at Normal" [Normal = teacher's college"]
  • 14. Studio portrait of young woman with very dark hair, parted on side. She has crimped it above her ears, and at the back is either a dark ribbon hanging down, or her hair, it is hard to tell. She is wearing a dark dress with jacket with cuffs and front section of shiny patterned material. Her skirt is similar in style to the young woman in photo #13. She has a Mona-Lisa smile, and a large face with large features. . Photographer: Pittaway & Jarvis, 117 Sparks St. Ottawa Ont. Writing on back "Barbara Skinner, 1886" I suspect this is the woman referred to in Photo 13 as "Mother" See also photo #7 of Barbara at a younger age. I think that #4 is also Barbara Skinner.
  • 15. Head and shoulders portrait of man with very bushy, wide and long mustache. He is wearing a hat and suit and tie. He is dressed in similar fashion to the men in # 5 and in fact looks very much like them. His eyebrows are distinguishable by their strong upside down "V" shape. Both the men in #5 have the same shape eyebrows. His chind has a cleft. He may be a brother or even one of those men. Photographer: J. C. Walker, Brantford.
  • 16. Duplicate of Photo #4
  • 17. Young man standing in suit with pants with flared legs. He has a bowler hat in his hand, and a tie. His hair is parted on one side and slicked across his head. Photographer: H. Eggman, Moore's Block, Norwich
  • 18. Studio photo of young girl. She is very dressed up with a hat, skirt to mid-calf, jacket and gloves. She resembles the other photos of Barbara Skinner. Photographer: H. Walker, Brantford
  • 19. Photo of young woman in dress with shirred skirt and bow/small bustle at back. Dress has a high collar with white ruffle peeking out of top. Her hair is dark and appears short but may be tied loosely back. It is parted in middle but she has fringey bangs. Photographer: Park & Co., Brantford Ont. Writing on back "Minnie Wallace"
  • 20. Studio portrait of young man in suit jacket and tie. His hair is parted on side, seems a bit curly over ears and is swept to the side in a huge 'wave' standing up on his head. He has a small mustache which hangs down to half way chind and mouth. Photographer: J. C. Walker, Brantford, Ont. Writing on front "Archie Welsh"
  • 21. Studio portrait of young woman in dark dress, hair tight to head, parted on one side. Photographer: Jarvis, Ottawa. Writing on front "1886 Ottawa Margaret Blair"
  • 22. Studio portrait of young woman in dark dress with semi-bustle or bow on back, jacket has tight sleeves and many buttons down front. Her hair is dark and swept back but she has a fringe bang on forehead and down sides to ears. She has a bit of a recessed chin and is turned 3/4 profile to camera. Photographer: Pittaway Jarvis, 117 Sparks St. Ottawa Ont. Writing on back: "Miss Cousins, Ottawa 1886"
  • 23. Young man standing with young boy standing on chair beside him. The man is in a suit and tie, his hair is off to one side with a bit of a bang. He has a mustache. The boy is in a skirt and jacket with leggings and high boots. The dark skirt has a white lace underskirt showing at bottom all the way around. The collar of the jacket has a matching white lacey effect. Photographer: park & Co. Brantford. Writing on front "Mr. Pugsley & Son"

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Found James Skinner in the 1871 online census index for Haldimand Tp. (Northumberland Co) as age 65 born Scotland, farmer. If anyone can get the full record, it would be great to see who his wife and family were!

Types of Early Photographs

The type of photograph in an album helps to date the album

Daguerreotypes (ca 1839)

Photography in USA began circa 1839 but not many are found before 1854.

Ambrotypes (circa 1854)

The ambrotype was a glass negative backed with black material so it appeared as a positive image

Tintypes (ca 1855)

The Ferrotype process (tintypes) was introduced in the United States in 1855. It substituted an iron plate for glass and is one of a kind. No copies could be made from a tintype.

Carte de Visite or CDVs (ca 1859)

CDV stands for carte de visite. CDVs replaced ambrotypes, producing a card 2.5 by 4" CDVs arrived in the United States around 1859, on the eve of the Civil War (1861-1865). On June 30, 1864 a tax on photographs, ambrotypes, daguerreotypes and other "sun-pictures" went into effect. Tax Revenue Stamps had to be placed on the backs of photographs from that date (1864) until August 1, 1866. This helps date CDVs taken in this time period.

Cabinet Cards (circa 1870)

CDVís were replaced in the 1870s by Cabinet Cards which were on a larger 4 by 6" card.
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