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Tasker, Patrick
TitleTasker, Patrick
Creator of ContentRobinson, Archibald (photographer)
Date of Content1860
SubjectTasker, Patrick, 1823-1860--Portraits
Freemasons--Newfoundland and Labrador--Portraits
Scope and Content of FondsThis collection consists of a photograph of Patrick Tasker encased in a tin frame. The photograph was taken in 1859 or 1860 by Archibald Robertson, a photographer who was then operating a studio at 88 Glassford Street, Glasgow, Scotland. Glued to the back of the frame was a sticker identifying the subject of the photograph as Tasker. The sticker is a printed one bearing the address "The Druggist, 488 Water Street, St. John's, Nfld., Telephone 2334"; the top of the sticker is missing but would have identified the druggist as Peter O'Mara who operated a drugstore on that site for most of this century. The sticker dates from mid-century, however: the street address for the drugstore changed from 50 Water Street West to 488 Water Street in 1941-1942; therefore, the sticker would have to be after the latter dates. The photograph is a formal portrait of a well dressed young man and is in very good condition considering its age. -
Extent of FondsOne framed photograph
Author of Finding AidRiggs, Bertram G., 1954-
Date of Finding Aid1994
PublisherMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Great Britain--Scotland--Glasgow
Time Period19th century; 1860
Resource TypeFinding Aid
IdentifierMF-313; ASC-EAD0019
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
CONTENTdm file name17.xml
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