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[Family Portraits]

An album of personal and family portraits; it is not known if it depicts only one extended family or not. The album itself is covered in purple suede and has silver ornamentation.

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[Porter Family Album]

A photo album kept by the family of Dr. A.E. Porter of their travels throughout Canada, the United States, and South America. The album is in moderate shape, with a lot of the pages falling apart at the edges. The photos are thoroughly captioned, and there is also a newspaper clipping pasted in the back that details some of Dr. Porter's history.

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[Abramson Family Album]

A family album that comes from the estate of one Mr. Abramson, a former Consul General of the United States to Canada. The photos are from throughout British Columbia and California, in Kelowna in particular. Most of the images are captioned, but many are too faded to be fully legible. There is some significant damage to the album and some of the photographs. One negative is also tucked into the album.

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[Album of Portraits]

An album of portraits taken at various studios throughout the United States, predominantly in Iowa. This album is from the estate of one Mr. Abramson, a former Consul General of the United States to Canada. The name Emma L. Murer appears in the front of the album, and she is believed to be the creator. It is likely that the album represents a large extended family; the connection to Abramson is unknown. Also included are an invitation to the wedding of Hattie Johnston to Joe Petty in August of 1883, and a card reading "Compliments of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Ammonds, At Home, Wednesday Eve., Sept. 5th". The album spine is badly damaged, though the images are largely in very good shape.

Murer, Emma L.

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