Item MS-3339 - Album of Laura Lillian Maynard

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Album of Laura Lillian Maynard

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  • Attributions and conjectures: The album is attributed to Laura Lillian Maynard.

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  • ca. 1898 (Creation)

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8 photographs.

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(1832-1934)

Custodial history

This album was loaned to the Archives, Visual Records Department in February-March 1980 by Mrs. Blake Croft.

Scope and content

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.

There are some image captions found on corresponding album pages. The image of the construction scene includes the caption “Chinese rebuilding New Westminster”; the image of the unidentified photographic studio occupied with a man posing in a portrait studio includes the caption “Wandering Jew…” There does not appear to be associated photograph numbers for the original negatives present on album pages or prints, or studio stamps or imprints on the prints themselves. The original album is noted to have contained views pertaining to Victoria, Saanich and Vancouver in British Columbia and Texas in the United States, contained in twenty-eight pages.

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Location of originals

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

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Item is in the public domain.

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Related Materials
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.

Accompanying material

Additional documentation (Maynard family research files) regarding the records in this series are available. This material was created by current and past staff and researchers of BC Archives and includes biographical, contextual, and photographic research information. Local newspaper clippings and magazine articles, as well as city directory listings containing information on Maynard family members and Arthur S. Rappertie, are included here. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

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Prints were made from negatives taken of the original photograph album. Negatives capture both the photographic print and album pages.

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