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Early 1860s Advertisements by GW Wilson offering Landscape CDVs?

    Has anyone seen advertisements before 1867 for Mr Wilson's landscape CDVs?  Earlier this year, I posted the acquisition of a watermarked 1862  carte by GWW of Peterborough Cathedral. The logo on…Continue

Started Nov 30, 2017

Variant "A Breaking Wave [Instantaneous] No. 79" by George Washington Wilson.

       Is this a common variant of Mr Wilson's No. 79? I have not seen it published. The Museum of Fine Arts Boston,USA holds a pristine example of this from the Dr Oliver W. Holmes collection [My…Continue

Started Nov 6, 2017

Dated and named photographic paper used in 1862 CDV by GW Wilson.
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Has anyone encountered a GW Wilson where the photographer or his employee used an area of photographic paper with the watermark not eliminated?, In this case a cdv of Peterborough Cathedral's nave…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward McCann Jun 17, 2017.

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'G. W. Wilson Stereoscopic Views' book casing.

We collectors of Mr. Wilson have much to celebrate this year with Professor Roger Taylor's just released new GW Wilson edition. Personally, my new acquisition of an album in the form of a book,containing 16 GWW views -- plus one other related to GWW's stereoscopic views -- …


Posted on August 15, 2018 at 21:30

George Washington Wilson Exhibition and Lecture / 22 June, 2017

From 22 June 2017 until the end of August, the Atwater Library,1200 Avenue Atwater, Westmount,Quebec will host an exhibition of  Edward McCann's private collection of G W Wilson photographs. McCann is the  former Curator of the Royal Canadian Police Museum and volunteer curator of the library. For 188 years, the Atwater was known as the Mechanics' Institute of Montreal. Mr…


Posted on May 30, 2017 at 16:30 — 3 Comments

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At 0:58 on July 5, 2014, Ian Wallace said…

Hi Edward,

I think GWW is still somewhat underrated due the volume of reproduction.  I think time will raise his stature further.  I have a similar number of images to yourself, mostly stereos and cdvs but also some larger albumen prints,  I've even added a few of the late GWW postcards to my collection.

I have been working on a very large digital stereo card index database. (you cant buy them all!)

I think I may have been a little over keen in my attribution of the cdv image i posted,  but the images is still very fine and one of my favorites.




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