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Sir John A. Macdonald Holding a Bar of N. P. Soap by David Morton & Sons. 




Toronto, Ontario

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 print: colour lithograph on wove paper; 60.8 x 46.0 cm.
Support: 46.000 x 60.800 cm
Platemark: 61.500 x 76.000 x 6.500 cm (original)

Scope and content

This poster acts as an advertisement for David Morton & Sons soap.
Item R1300-327 is another copy of this print only it has been slightly modified. Where here Sir John A. Macdonald holds a bar of soap, in print R1300-327, someone has painted a book over the bar of soap.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
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rt archivist.
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-148398
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Item no. assigned by LAC
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. R1300-328, C-148398
Copyright: expired
Restrictions on use: nil

Additional information

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available.

Exhibitions note
Exhibition title: Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians / Volte-face: Portraits de Canadiens fascinants. Curator: Caroline Cook. Library and Archives Canada Exhibition. Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; 2012.03.31 -2012.09.03. Further venue: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario; 2012.09.22 – 2013.02.24 Further venue: Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec; 2013.03.21 – 2013.10.14

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed. Signed. Dated.
Inscription: In the print, recto, l.r.: W. BENGOUGH / 1891 (Partial transcription)

Subject heading

1. Macdonald, John A. (John Alexander), 1815-1891.
2. David Morton & Sons.
3. Prime ministers Canada.


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