Place Published: [Ottawa]
Publisher: [Topley Photographers]
Date Published: 
1 inch brown leather frame with gold 1/8 inch mat with a signed 5-1/4 x 3-3/4 inch black & white photo of Lord Aberdeen, Easel support on verso. Edwards & Sons of Regent Street London W.1. were the frame retailers. Photo of Lord Aberdeen probably by Topley photographers, Ottawa circa 1895. Photo not examined out of frame.
Lord Aberdeen was Governor General during a period of political transition, throughout the terms of four Prime Ministers - Sir John Thompson, Sir Mackenzie Bowell, Sir Charles Tupper and Sir Wilfrid Laurier. (John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair) and Lady Aberdeen (Ishbel Hamilton-Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair) who both lived in Hamilton on Bay Street South (1890-1898) with their four children. They also presided over the opening of the Hamilton Public Library on September 16, 1890. In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Aberdeen Avenue is a historically designated street in Cabbagetown (formerly Carlton Avenue and Lamb Street) named for Lord Aberdeen, Governor General of Canada 1893-1898, and Lady Aberdeen, an aristocrat-democrat with a strong social conscience who made lasting contributions to Canadian society in founding the Victorian Order of Nurses and the National Council of Women. Aberdeen Street in Kingston, Ontario is named in honour of the couple; it is located near the Queen's University campus. Flag of Saskatchewan, Aberdeen Avenue, a street in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, were named after Lord Aberdeen