Fonds C 2

Bartle Brothers fonds

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Bartle Brothers fonds
Dates of Creation
[ca. 1895] - [ca. 1910]
Physical Description

1880 photographs : glass plate negatives

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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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Bartle Brothers (firm)

Restrictions on Access
Some items are closed for conservation reasons.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Records are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Custodial History

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 Brownell.

Availability of Other Formats

Some of the photographs from this fonds are available in digital format in the Archives of Ontario Visual Database. Search using reference code C 2.

Title based on contents of the fonds.

The biographical information was obtained from Herman Bartle's daughters, Minnie R. Bartle and Rhoda Bartle.

Former Codes

Accession Number: 10232

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