Place Published: London
Publisher: Lafayette Ltd.
Date Published: 
Binding: No binding
Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Two iconic b&w cabinet photos.
Circa 1897 or slightly later. 168 × 110 mm. Both photos are from the same sitting but different cropping:
• Laurier seated with a book in his hand (some damage to the bottom with tape on the bottom right corner). Lafayette Ltd.
• Laurier’s head and chest (very good condition). Lafayette Ltd.
Verso of each photo is printed in brown with images of awards for photography and the addresses of Lafayette studios. The versos are also: stamped with the address of Brown Brothers, New York; and have Laurier’s name written in pencil with other notations. Founded in Dublin in 1880 by James Stack Lauder, Lafayette Photography has one of the oldest histories of any photographic business in the world. The Lafayette business expanded rapidly in the 1890s with studios in Glasgow (1890), Manchester (1892), and London (1897).
These photos were probably taken in 1897 when Laurier went to London to participate in the colonial conference during Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. At the time he also received a knighthood.
On consignment with LDRB
Good. Item #8767