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Trois-Rivières, Quebec, 1866
Montreal, Quebec, 1952
Biography synopsis
Annie Grey McDougall was first introduced to photography by her brother-in-law, Charles Howard Millar, an amateur photographer. In 1888 McDougall bought her first camera from William Notman, and she later traveled to Montreal in order to learn camera and darkroom techniques at Notman's studio. On completing her training she returned home to live with her family near Drummondville. McDougall often worked in series, and most of her images depict daily life in the Drummondville and Pierreville areas of Quebec. McDougall later worked as a librarian at the Fraser Institute in Montreal. After her death, McDougall's nephew, Leslie Howard Millar, donated 185 of her negatives to the McCord Museum in Montreal. Her work was included in a 1983 exhibition entitled "Rediscovery: Canadian Women Photographers, 1841-1941" curated by Laura Jones.
Media used
Private study (under William Notman)
File & Archive locations
McCord Museum Archives, QC
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Glenbow Archives, AB - Main Catalogue

Writings about
Close, Susan Michelle. Framing Identity: Mattie Gunterman, Geraldine Moodie and the Social Practice of Photography in Canada (1880 - 1920). Ottawa: Carleton University (M.A. thesis), 1995
Fontein, Rosina. "Annie G. McDougall, Québec." Canadian Woman Studies / Les cahiers de la femme 2.3 (1980): 11
Jones, Laura. Rediscovery: Canadian Women Photographers 1841-1941, May 13th-June 27th, 1983. London, Ontario: London Regional Art Gallery, 1983
Moodey, Edgar C. The Fraser-Hickson Library: An Informal History London: Bingley, 1977
Samson, Hélène. "Notman reçoit." Continuité 122 (2009): 45-49

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