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Introduction

Enter the world of photographer William Notman. Learn everything about this amazing Canadian photographer from Montreal, and view a large selection of his famous works. The Photographic Studio of William Notman is a photography museum of his 35 years of top-notch photography and life’s work during the 1800s. In 1860 Notman moved into larger quarters on Bleury Street in Montreal. That year was a very significant for Notman. He presented the Prince of Wales with a maple box filled with more than 500 photographs, and was declared the "Photographer of the Queen". Notman established the largest photographic business in North America, and at one time had as many as seven studios across Canada.

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