Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | September 2, 2016

Cabinet Photograph by Thomas Lefleur, Cornwall.

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This late 19th century studio taken cabinet photograph by Thomas Lafleur was donated yesterday, Sept. 2, 2016!

This type of staged photograph is very rare for Lafleur.

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The backside of the above photograph.

Thomas “Tommy” Lafleur arrived in Montreal with his single mother, born in Northern Ireland, when he was 5 years old.  The Lafleurs moved to Cornwall a year later.

Interested in photography, Tommy secured an apprenticeship with H.W. Weber.  After six years of training in the production of tintypes, carte-des-visites, albumen cabinet photographs (shown) and composite prints, Lafleur opened his own studio in 1887 or 1889 at 19 1St. E., in the Warrington Block from 1891 where he remained for the next 45 years.

Sometimes you will find Lafleur’s name misspelled a “Laflour.”

The Cornwall Community Museum has numerous examples of work from the Lafleur Studio, including his studio camera.

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  1. I have my great grandparents photos done by him

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