Fonds MS84 - George Taylor

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George Taylor

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  • 1838 - 1913 (Creation)
    Taylor, George Thomas

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George Thomas Taylor was born 6 Sep 1838 in Fredericton, s/o William & Frances (Morrison) Taylor. His father built the family home on 232 Northumberland and it was to remain in the family for over a century. Under the tutelage of David Lawrence, a Fredericton portrait
photographer, George began his photographic career in 1856, which included experimenting with daguerreotypes and glass negatives. Being resourceful and inventive in his work he is credited with the introduction of the blueprint in response to the requirements of the Crown Lands
Department. In addition to his work in Fredericton he traveled throughout the province and some of his work is published in Canada’s first national news magazine, “Canadian Illustrated News”. He died on 5 Apr 1913.

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The PANB holds the George Taylor fonds of photographs (P5).

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Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

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MC300 York-Sunbury Historical Society Collection

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