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[ca. 1885] (Creation)
- Powell, James William
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- 1 photograph : b&w ; 27.9 x 19.2 cm
- 1 photograph : b&w negative ; 10 x 12.5 cm
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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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Item is a photograph of King Street, it is a view looking south along King Street from Market Square. View includes J.Geo. King, Druggist; R.H. Toye, Baker at 302 King Street; the Masonic Building and Waddingtons.
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Copy published in 'Heritage Kingston', page 204, number 249.
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Also have copy (size 16.2 x 10.9 cm) in Duplicate File.
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A copy negative of this image is available.
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Description created 28/06/2000. Last updated 12/11/2015. Archivist: Stewart Renfrew.
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