Attractive photo of a man in the forest, sitting on a log lighting his pipe. Beside him is his axe, he has been cutting logs. Photo by famed photographer Sallows of Goderich Ontario.
Provenance is private collection of French photo enthusiast Victor Forbin, who died in 1947.
Written on back “Bucheron” (lumberjack), and in upper right corner “1907 22”
Stamped in green on back:
Printed on thicker paper.
Light toning on back around edges.
19,50 x 14,50 cm
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)
Reuben R. Sallows was a professional photographer from Goderich, Ontario, a Canadian photographer known for his "portraits of children posed in bucolic settings, as well as for his lovingly humorous depictions of country youth." He was an adopter of the pictorialism movement in Canada and a frequent contributor to Canadian Pictorial magazine.
Sallows was born on a farm in Huron County, not far from Goderich, Ontario. He left the farm in 1876 to look for work and was offered a job with a Goderich photographer, R.R. Thompson. Sallows accepted a three-year apprenticeship in 1878. He subsequently bought the entire business in 1881.
His photographs are held by several institutions, including the Archives of Ontario, the Reuben R. Sallows Gallery in Goderich, the University of Guelph, the University of Toronto, the University of Western Ontario, Library and Archives Canada and the Glenbow Museum and Archives in Calgary.