William James Topley (1845-1930)
Artist associated with 4 portraits
After spending some time as an itinerant photographer, Topley joined William Notman's studio in Montreal in 1854. He was later sent to Ottawa to establish a branch studio, which he subsequently bought from Notman. As well as portraits, he also sold topographic views of Ottawa and other regions of Canada.
by William James Topley
sepia-matt bromide print, circa 1893-1898
by William James Topley, published by The Rotophot Postcard
hand-coloured vintage postcard print, 1898-1904