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MCKEGGIE, Mary Elizabeth

Toronto, Ontario, 1863?
Toronto, Ontario, 1925?
Biography synopsis
McKeggie (nee Blackstock) was an amateur photographer and was among the first women admitted to the Toronto Camera Club in 1902; she remained a member for a number of years. She showed promise as a pictorialist and also developed proficiency as a portraitist. In the 1902 annual exhibition of the club her work of a young woman in Egyptian costumer was recognized. In 1908 her work appeared in Photograms of the Year.
Media used
Toronto Camera Club

Writings about
Photograms of the Year. London: Dawbarn & Ward, 1908
The Professional and Amateur Photographer. 7 (1902): 178
Close, Susan. Framing Identity: Social Practices of Photography in Canada (1880-1920). Amsterdam: Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (PhD dissertation), 2005
Koltun, Lilly ed. Private Realms of Light: Amateur Photography in Canada 1839-1940. Markham, Ontario: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1984

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