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Date Listed 17-May-17
Address Sebringville, ON N0K1X0
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For Sale By Owner
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This photograph is the work of Hugh Cummings, a son of the Cummings family who became an integral part of the Massey community when they moved from Michigan in 1898.

Hugh, an amateur photographer, opened a photography studio in Massey in 1907, the same year the Massey Fair began. Although Hugh was well known for his photographs of the local landscape, his studio became popular with Massey area residents who wanted to record birthdays, weddings, christenings and other festivities.

Cumming's photography shop has been reproduced in the Massey and District Museum, including the table so familiar to many young subjects and their doting parents. Taking photographs of family events was time consuming, but Hugh found time to record life beyond the studio, offering many of these scenes on postcards for the general public.

Following in the footsteps of the most successful hand coloring photographic artist of the time, the American Wallace Nutting, he embarked on an ambitious task of recording the area at the turn of the century and hand coloring the results in his studio.

His collections contain views of logging, mining, landscapes, farming, social events, sports and community scenes. He and his family became the village historians, and a great collection of his works are now with the Massey and District Museum.

This photograph of 'Sauble River' is referred in the area as 'North Shore Scenery', where the river eventually winds up at Lake Huron. Originally called 'La Riviere de Sauble' or Sandy River, it runs through what now is the Sauble National Park just east of the Lake and down towards the little town of Massey.

Vintage frame and print are in good condition and ready to hang.

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Frame: 11 1/2" x 15 1/2"
Image: 7" x 10 3/4"

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