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- Powell, James William
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- 4 photographs : b&w ; 2.5 x 3.8 cm
- 4 photographs : b&w negatives ; 35 mm
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James William Powell became an apprentice photographer with Sheldon & Davis in 1867. He opened his first business in 1868 as Powell & Tobey in Napanee, Ontario. By 1873, he had opened his own studio in Kingston, Ontario. His studios were located at 135 Wellington Street over King's Drug Store from 1875 to the early 1880's, at 43 Brock Street (part of the Anchor Block), then finally at 165 Princess Street in 1883.
In 1894, James Powell became blind after suffering from a stroke. His wife, Jane, and son, Haffell, continued the business from this point until 1906.
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Two views of "Mr. McErvins Machine"
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Copied from glass plate negatives 8245- M3349a GDP and 8246- M3349b GDP in the Powell Collection.
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Also have enlargement size 25.4 x 20.3 cm.
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Contact prints. A copy negative of this image is available.
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Description created 06/06/2001. Last updated 24/09/2015. Archivist: Stewart Renfrew.