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Positive Paper Non-silver - platinum
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Item consists of a platinum print of the Ottawa Senators, 1914-1915 by George T. Wadds. Back Row: Cosy Dolan (trainer), Jack Darragh, Hamby Shore, Art Ross, Horace Merrill, Frank Shaughnessy (manager) Middle Row: Angus Duford, Sammy Hebert (goalie), Alf Smith (coach), Clint Benedict, Leth Graham Front Row (seated): Edie Gerard (left), Punch Broadbent
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Portrait Gallery of Canada.
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, archival reference number R11922-1, e006608843
Restrictions on use: None
Photographer: Wadds, George Thomas, 1874-1962.
Biography / Administrative history
George Thomas Wadds was born in Antrim, Ireland in 1874. He emigrated with his brother David to Toronto in 1882 and studied photography under H. E. Simpson. The Toronto city directories between 1889-1892 listed him as a photo-printer (1889 Simpson Bros., photographers), retoucher (1890 H. E. Simpson, photographers) and photographer (1892 H. E. Simpson). David appears to have arrived in Vancouver first, but by November 1892 the studio he had purchased was being called the Wadds Bros. After David left for Nelson in 1897, G. T. continued to operate under the Wadds Bros. name until the 1912 when the studio was destroyed by fire. He reopened under the name George T. Wadds Studio. He was married to Stella Louise Eldridge of Vancouver in November 1901. He was primarily a portrait photographer. In 1910 he was vice-president, possibly representing British Columbia, of the Photographers' Association of the Pacific Northwest.
George died in 1962 in Vancouver.
Source: Camera Workers, The British Columbia, Alaska & Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950 by David Mattison
Ottawa Senators (Hockey team)
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