William James Topley

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William James Topley (13 February 1845 – 16 November 1930) was a Canadian photographer based in Ottawa, Ontario. He was the best known of Ottawa’s nineteenth-century photographers and the most socially prominent one.[1] Topley was noted for his portraiture of Canadian politicians and was a business partner of William Notman, having taken over Notman's Ottawa studio in 1872. A large number of photographs by Topley are now in the collection of Library and Archives Canada, including approximately 150,000 glass plates negatives and a set of 66 index albums covering the entire history of his Ottawa studios from 1868 until 1923.[2]

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William James Topley
Topley in 1875
Born13 February 1845
Died16 November 1930(1930-11-16) (aged 85)
SpouseHelena de Courcy McDonagh (m. 1872; died 1927)