Conserving a Nineteenth Century Family Photo Album is Quite Boring Until You Notice an Image of Someone Dressed as a Chicken, Wearing Ice Skates, and Dancing

Private Collection. The back:  James Inglis / Photographer / Montreal.

 

Laura Cunningham, Assistant Conservator, Economic Development & Culture, Museums & Heritage Services, City of Toronto, found some other dancing chicken images from the same shoot:

Source: https://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fs-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com%2F736x%2Fc4%2F61%2F80%2Fc461802fa72751818343b3431a597901.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Fvthokie2000%2F1800-1860s-fancy-dress%2F&docid=ubzu89jNsi48rM&tbnid=J_DuGZmjxKGV6M%3A&vet=1&w=642&h=1000&source=sh%2Fx%2Fim

 

And she found another skater on the same backdrop:

http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/scripts/large.php?accessnumber=MP-1978.134.1&zoomify=true&Lang=1&imageID=154314

And the same image I saw in this composite image, middle of the lower left quarter:

http://collections.musee-mccord.qc.ca/scripts/large.php?accessnumber=MP-0000.210&zoomify=true&Lang=1&imageID=150544

 

Thanks Laura!

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