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Ottawa, Ontario, 1864
?, 1929
Biography synopsis
Ballantyne was the daughter of James Ballantyne, a Scottish immigrant to Ottawa. Her father was an important amateur photographer in his adopted city, and it seems likely that Ballantyne learned the art of photography from him. Ballantyne took many photographs of her life in Ottawa, both candid family shots and more artistic photographs of the Canadian landscape. She was the Vice-President of the Ottawa Camera Club and her work can be found in the "James Ballantyne Fonds" in the Public Archives of Canada.
Media used
Ottawa Camera Club, Vice-President, 1898-99
File & Archive locations
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC

Writings about
Koltun, Lilly ed.. Private Realms of Light: Amateur Photography in Canada 1839-1940. Markham, Ontario: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1984.
Pedersen, Diana, and Martha Phemister. "Women and Photography in Ontario, 1839-1929: A Case Study of the Interaction of Gender and Technology." Scientia Canadensis: Canadian Journal of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine / Scientia Canadensis: Revue canadienne d'histoire des sciences, des techniques et de la médecine 9.1 (1985): 27-52.

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