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date: 12 December 2019

Henderson, Alexanderlocked

(b Edinburgh, July 9, 1831; d Montreal, April 4, 1913).
  • Stanley G. Triggs


(b Edinburgh, July 9, 1831; d Montreal, April 4, 1913).

Canadian photographer of Scottish birth. He emigrated to Canada shortly after his marriage to Agnes Elder Robertson in October 1855. They settled in Montreal, where he worked in accountancy for several years. About 1857 he took up photography as a hobby, and in 1866 he went into it as a profession. In the early period of his business he made portraits, but his international reputation was based on his landscape photography. He received medals for work shown in London, Dublin, Paris and New York. He documented the major cities and resort areas of Quebec and Ontario and many of the villages in Quebec. He was especially fond of the wilderness and made many trips by birch bark canoe to the Blanche, the Rouge and other noted eastern rivers for the purpose of taking pictures for later sale, for example Ready for the Portage (albumen print, 1863–5; Montreal, McGill U., McCord Mus.; Notman Photographic Archvs)....

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