Fonds C 2
1880 photographs : glass plate negatives
Fonds consists of 1,880 glass plate negatives taken ca. 1895 to ca. 1910 by Simon Peter Bartle and his brother, Herman Arthur Bartle, known professionally as Bartle Brothers.
Fonds comprised largely of group and individual portraits of residents of various Glengarry and Stormont County communities including: Fassifern, Grantley, Lancaster, Martintown, North Lancaster, St. Andrews, and Williamstown. Portraits include indoor studio images, as well as outdoor images.
Portrait subjects consist of adults, children, families, dogs, school groups, people in costume, and several images of people with bicycles as the Bartle Brothers also operated a bicycle repair shop.
Fonds also includes photographs of: farming activities; local businesses such as cheese factories, general stores, dry goods stores, hotels, and blacksmiths; dwellings; train stations and railroad construction; churches; vehicles; post-mortem images; and recreation.
The Bartle Brothers, Simon Peter Bartle (1875-1956) and Herman Arthur Bartle (1877-1958) were professional travelling photographers in Glengarry and Stormont Counties during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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The glass plate negatives in this fonds were recovered from the Bartle farm in Osnabruck and acquired by the Archives of Ontario in 1974 from John Brownwell.
Title based on contents of the fonds.
The biographical information was obtained from Herman Bartle's daughters, Minnie R. Bartle and Rhoda Bartle.
Accession Number: 10232
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