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- Powell, James William
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- 1 photograph : b&w ; 27.7 x 20.2 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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View of the north side of Princess Street, between Bagot and Montreal Streets, decorated for Queen Victoria, Jubilee. Store fronts shown include Rees Brothers Bazaar, J. Routley's Tobacco and Sportsman Supplies at 173 Princess; H. Skinner and Company, Wholesale Druggists at 169-171 Princess Street and Powell Photographer at 163-165 Princess Street.
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Original negative is part of the Powell Collection.
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Copy published in 'Heritage Kingston' page 209, no.265.
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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.