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Right Reverend Bishop of Brechin portrait

  • CA PEI SPCA PHOTO 0343
  • Item
  • [1859?-1875?]

The portrait is a full-length portrait of a man in clerical dress, identified as "The Right Revd the Bishop of Brechin." The image is also inscribed with "Photo & published by J. Valentine, Dundee." Research shows that the Bishop of Brechin from 1847 to 1875 was Alexander Forbes.

Archdeacon [Hamelbach?] portrait

  • CA PEI SPCA PHOTO 0347
  • Item
  • c. 1876

The photograph is a head and shoulders portrait of Archdeacon [Karlbach?]. The handwriting on the back indicates " Archdeacon [Karlbach?]." At the bottom of the front is stamped the photographers name: Notman & Campbell, Boston. The correct name of the man in the image needs to be confirmed.

John Ellis portrait

  • CA PEI SPCA PHOTO 0317
  • Item
  • [1871-1877?]

The photograph is a portrait of John Ellis. The inscription on the back reads "John Ellis Assistant Priest 1871-1877." Above that inscription, written in pencil, is "Mrs. E. J. Hodgson." It is unclear why there are two inscriptions. The photographer is identified as based in Calcutta.

Mr Ralph Brecken Peake portrait

  • CA PEI SPCA PHOTO 0371
  • Item
  • 1860 - 1879

The photograph is a full-length portrait of Ralph Brecken Peake. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads "R. B. Peake, an early member of the church." Research indicates that Ralph Peake (ca. 1845-1879) was the son of James Ellis Peake (1797-1860), who arrived in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, from Plymouth, England, in 1824 and established himself as a shipowner, shipbuilder, and merchant. James married Barbara Leila Alice Brecken in 1838, and they had at least six children: Elizabeth, Alice Brecken, James Jr., George, Ralph Brecken, and Fanny.

Due to his ill health, James and his family returned to Plymouth in 1856, and James died England in 1860. Ralph Peake returned to Prince Edward Island with his mother in 1866 and married Matilda Haviland. He was partner in Peake Bros. & Company until his death on 11 January 1879 at the age of 34.

PHOTO 0378 is a portrait of Matilda (Haviland) Peake.

Reverend Father Abbot portrait

  • CA PEI SPCA PHOTO 0346
  • Item
  • [1860-1880] ?

The photograph is a full-length portrait of Reverend Father Abbot. The handwritten note on the back reads "Rev. Father Abbot, Christ Ch. Clapham." Research shows that a Reverend Bradley Abbott was the first vicar of Christ Church, Clapham, England, in 1867.

Altar of St. Laurence Church, Norwich, England photograph

  • CA PEI SPCA PHOTO 0381
  • Item
  • [1860-1880?]

The photograph shows the altar of a church with a priest standing and two acolytes kneeling before him. The handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads "S. Laurence, Norwich." The image appears to be hand coloured with vibrant red for the robes, pink and purple for the altar screen cloths, and blue and gold for the banners on each side of the altar.

Unidentified man portait

  • CA PEI SPCA PHOTO 0339
  • Item
  • [1860?-1880?]

The portrait shows a man sitting in a three-quarter-length pose, with his arms crossed, holding a piece of paper. The front of the image shows the name and address of the British photographer Samuel A. Walker, at 64 Margaret St. Cavendish Square. The front also shows "Registered 25 & 26 Vic. C. 68" in reference to the "Creating Fine Arts Copyright Act of 1862."

Handwritten on the back of the image is the name "Richard". No further identifying information is available.

Unidentified young acolyte portrait

  • CA PEI SPCA PHOTO 0349
  • Item
  • [1860-1880?]

The photograph is a full-length portrait of an unidentified young acolyte. At the bottom right is the name of the studio "W and A.H. Fry, Photos" and on the left their location "Brighton". No further identifying information is available.

St. Peter's Cathedral Church 19th-century photographs

  • CA PEI SPCA PHOTOS 0339-0381
  • File
  • [1860-1880?]

The file consists of 44 prints of clergymen, women, other men associated with St. Peter's Cathedral Church, and interior and exterior images of churches in England. Many of these images appear to be "cartes-de-visite," a type of small photograph, often the same size as a visiting card, which was traded among friends and visitors, particularly in the 1860s. People would collect cards and put them into containers or albums and put them on display.

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