Carte-de-Visite Photograph of Sir Antoine-Aime Dorion By Notman of Montreal
(Photography - 19th Century - Canada - Notman)

Montreal, Canada: Notman, 1863. F Carte-de-Visite Photograph of Sir Antoine-Aime Dorion (1818- 1891) Canadian lawyer, newspaper owner, politician, and judge, "... Dorion was quite likely a champion of responsible government…It was in achieving this goal that liberals of all shades united all their energies. Liberals, but not radicals..."Dorion the Just" wanted to clean up the government and the parliament; he wanted to see democratic elections held. In 1857 he supported a motion by William Lyon Mackenzie to bring in the secret ballot. Having embarked on this course, he came out in favour of manhood suffrage and fixed dates for parliamentary sessions....representative of 19th-century English liberalism, a political philosophy integral to the jurist who sought to lead the people forward on the road to progress, education, democracy, private property, and wealth. A Rouge? No! A liberal? Certainly!" (Jean-Claude Soulard in the DCB); circa 1863; approx. 2 1/2" x 4" size; Notman number and signature in the plate, back of mount card with the Notman Montreal Photographer to the Queen studio imprint; light wear to mount, little darkened at back edge; small dark spot in the image; in very good condition. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 23780)

$125.00

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