Item MS-3339 - Album of Laura Lillian Maynard [copy prints]

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Album of Laura Lillian Maynard [copy prints]

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  • ca. 1898 (Creation)

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8 photographs : b&w [copies]

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This album was loaned to the Archives, Visual Records Department in February-March 1980 by Mrs. Blake Croft. BC Archives created copy negatives of 8 of the photographs in the album and returned the original album.

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The item consists of selected reproductions of images from a Maynard family photograph album containing photographs relating to the Maynard family and the Victoria-based commercial photographic studio Mrs. R. Maynard’s Photographic Gallery (1862-1912). The album is presumed to be created in the late 1890s. The album is attributed to Laura Lillian Maynard (1873-1951), the daughter of George H Maynard and Mary Elizabeth Davies. The photographs are taken by a photographer(s) whose identity is not stated.

The selected images consist of eight photographic prints depicting different portraits and views. Two images illustrate an unidentified photographic studio both occupied and unoccupied. Another photograph consists of a group portrait depicting a gathering of people outdoor, possibly the Maynard family. Three prints showcase scenes of a residence including one exterior view of a residence and surrounding neighbourhood, and two interior views of a domestic residence. There is also a studio portrait of Mrs. Hannah Maynard in the later stages of her career and life. Finally, there is one image of a construction scene featuring a number of workers in view.

Of the two interior views of a domestic residence, one image includes a depiction of Arthur Rappertie and his mother, Elizabeth Rappertie, in their apartment behind the Maynard Studio on Pandora Street circa 1898 (F-06918). The other image includes several framed photographs in the background. These are studio portraits of Hannah and Richard Maynard of Mrs. R. Maynard’s Photographic Gallery of Victoria, B.C.

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Originals were held by Mrs. Blake Croft as of February-March 1980.

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BC Archives only holds copy negatives and copy prints associated with these photographs. All copies are available on this description by clicking on the first image. This will open a PDF of all images. Better quality access prints are available for retrieval under MS-3339. These prints contain identifying information on the reverse.

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Item is in the public domain.

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For related materials relative to Maynard family albums and portraits of the Maynard family, including those identified from Mrs. R. Maynard’s Photographic Gallery, see MS-3334 Photograph album of Mrs. A. H. Maynard, 1872-1892 and MS-2951 My Automobile Trips/Lillian E. Maynard.

For related materials relative to alternative prints versions of the Maynard family and Mrs. R. Maynard’s Photographic Gallery, including the portraits of Hannah Maynard (HP#068253) and Richard Maynard (HP#003551) featured in the subject matter of one of the photographs in this album (F-06918), see the BC Archives Photograph Collection.

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Accession number(s): 198004-006

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Archives code(s): F-06918; F-06919; F-06920; F-06921; F-06920; F-06921; F-06922; F-06923; F-06924; F-06925

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Location: 002022-0001

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It is estimated that Arthur S. Rappertie (1854?-1923) worked for photographer Hannah Maynard (1834-1918) in the 1870s to early 1900s as either her assistant or photographer.

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Laura Lillian Maynard (1873-1951) was the child of George Maynard and Mary Elizabeth Davies. Laura was a stamp vendor in Victoria for a significant amount of her working life and career. Her siblings included Mrs. Rose E. MacDonald, William, as well as Albert J. and George H. Maynard of Maynard & Sons auction and appraisal company. Her nieces (children of Rose E. MacDonald) include Mrs. Lemon and Mrs. Croft. Her cousin is Harry Hatherly MacDonald, son of Emma Maynard and James MacDonald.

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