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ID: 500040774
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500040774

 

Record Type: Person
Topley, William James (Canadian photographer, 1845-1930)

Note: Topley began as an apprentice in William Notman's studio in Montréal, Québec in 1864. He worked as a tintypist in the Montréal studio and then moved to Ottawa, Ontario, where he opened a branch of Notman studios in 1868. Topley acted as branch manager of the Ottawa studio until 1872 at which time Notman sold him the studio. He operated it under Notman's name until 1875, when he moved and ran the studio under his own name until 1918. Topley's Ottawa studio produced portraits as well as stereographs of the Parliament buildings and other Ottawa landmarks.

Names:
Topley, William James (preferred,V,index)
William James Topley (V,display)
Topley, W. J. (V)

Nationalities:
Canadian (preferred)
Ontarian

Roles:
photographer (preferred)

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Montreal (Québec province, Canada) (inhabited place)
Died:  Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   ca. 1865-1905  Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
employee of ....  Notman, William  
....................  (Canadian photographer, 1826-1891) [500023579]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Topley, William James (I)

Biographies:
(Canadian photographer, 1845-1930) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Canadian photographer; born Montréal (Canada (Province), now Québec, Canada), 1845; died Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada), 1930) ..... [CCA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Topley, William James ........ [CCA Preferred]
...........................................  Johnson, Nineteenth-Century Photography (1990)
Topley, W. J. ........ [CCA]
...........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
William James Topley ........ [CCA]
.........................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database

Subject: ........ [CCA, VP]
....................  Borcoman, Magicians of Light (1993). 288
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Greenhill and Birrell, Canadian Photography (1979) 69, 145
....................  Hall et al, World of William Notman (1993) 24-26
....................  Johnson, Nineteenth-Century Photography (1990) 636
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA]
.......... Hall et al, World of William Notman (1993) 25
.......... Johnson, Nineteenth-Century Photography (1990)
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