Absolutely Adorable: Vintage photographs of kids posing with toys

Absolutely Adorable: Vintage photographs of kids posing with toys

Montreal : Canada | Jan 17, 2012 at 6:44 AM PST
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Studio Photography : Photography Ideas for Children

Report By: Nina Rai

Montreal, Canada,

17 Jan., 2012

In 1826, the year when photography came into existence in France, co-incidentally William Notman an avid photographer too was born in Paisley Scotland.

By age 30 in 1856, the amateur photographer Notman soon moved to Montreal to start his business.

Very quickly he managed to set up a thriving professional photography studio known as William Notman Studio on Bleury Street.

Currently Musée McCord has a Flickr account with some amazingly fantastic pictures of Notman in the public domain.

The pictures clicked by William Notman, include the 19th century vintage shots of little kids posing with their toys in those days.

Do Check (Nine Really Old Photos): Children posing with their toys.

Back then toys were a kind of substitute for the adult world. It taught children the values and duties they were to take on in their future roles as parents in adult life.

Some thing absolutely unique to have pictures clicked in an era when photography was a newbie, several children, mostly from rich well off families, were photographed in the studio of William Notman.

Source: The Presurfer

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Nina Rai is based in Mangaluru, Karnataka, India, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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  • The Presurfer: Old Photos Of Children Posing With Toys

    He moved to Montreal in 1856. An amateur photographer, he quickly established a flourishing professional photography studio on Bleury Street. The Musée McCord has a Flickr account with some fantastic images in the public domain, made by William



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