Two 19th century CDV photos, could be the same man (same centre part of hair), taken by famed Canadian photographer William Notman.
PHOTOGRAPHER TO HER MAJESTY
Montreal Toronto Ottawa Halifax
One of the photos has an id# on back 48088
One photo has small chip LL corner.
William Notman (1826 – 1891) was a Scottish-Canadian photographer and businessman. The Notman House in Montreal was his home from 1876 until his death in 1891, and it has since been named after him. Notman was the first photographer in Canada to achieve international recognition.
His first important commission was the documentation of the construction of the Victoria Bridge across the St. Lawrence River. The bridge opened with great fanfare in 1860, attended by the Prince of Wales and Notman's camera. The gift to the prince of a maple box containing Notman's photographs of the construction of the bridge and scenes of Canada East and Canada West so pleased Queen Victoria that, according to family tradition, she named him "Photographer to the Queen."