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Collection Summary
 

Biographical Sketch
 

Scope and Contents of the Collection
 

Index Terms
 

Administrative Information 
 

Contact Information
 

Detailed Description of the Collection

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Madge Smith fonds:

Finding Aid



Collection Summary

Title: Madge Smith fonds. 
Dates: – 1939-1948; predominant 1948. 
Quantity:  – 39 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 25.5 cm or smaller and 1 drawing ; 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

Biographical Sketch

Elizabeth Marjorie Smith (1898-1974) was born in England and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She developed an interested in photography after graduating from Fredericton High School in 1917 and worked at Harvey Studios until 1930. Between 1936 and 1961 she ran her own shop on Queen Street, where she sold hand-coloured photographs, pottery, jewellery, woven goods, and paintings by Canadian artists. As a photographer and art dealer, Smith befriended many of the artists she represented, including Molly Lamb Bobak (1922- ) and Bruno Bobak (1923- ), Miller Brittain (1912-1968), Jack Humphrey (1901-1967), Fritz Brandtner (1896-1969 ), Daniel Edwin (Ted) Campbell (1904- ), Pegi Nicol MacLeod (1904-1949), Ghitta Caiserman-Roth (1923-2005), and others. In 1970, Smith's work was exhibited at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick in a joint exhibition with the University of New Brunswick. In April 1974, her photographs were displayed in the exhibition "Fredericton: The Early Years", at the Provincial Archives. Madge Smith died on February 18, 1974.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of 38 photographs taken by Madge Smith, 1 photograph by J.E. Kennedy, and one drawing. The main subject of the photographs is Pegi Nicol MacLeod, at work in her studio and outdoors. Other subjects consist of the Observatory Art Centre and scenes in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Included are two postcard photographs of the Fredericton Market taken by Smith, as well as photographs of floats designed by MacLeod for the University of New Brunswick Centennial Parade in 1948.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of collection. 
Immediate source of acquisition: Two photographs of MacLeod in her studio were donated by Madge Smith to the National Gallery of Canada, July 26, 1945. Other photographs in the fonds were donated to the National Gallery of Canada by Smith in April 1949.
Finding aids: Item level description available.
Associated material: For further information and photographs see the Madge Smith documentation file at the NGC Library and Archives, the Madge Smith fonds at the University of New Brunswick Archives and Special Collections, and the photographs of Pegi Nicol MacLeod in the Charles Comfort fonds at the National Archives of Canada.

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Index Terms

Names:
MacLeod, Pegi Nicol, 1904-1949
Smith, Madge, 1898-1974
Organizations:
University of New Brunswick
Document Types:
Drawings.
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Madge Smith fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Contact Information

Cyndie Campbell
Head, Archives, Documentation and Visual Resources
Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9N4
T 613-990-0597
F 613-990-9818
 
ccampbel@gallery.ca 

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Detailed Description of Collection

Item Level Description.

Pegi and Jane in front of my studio. – Summer 1948. – 1 photograph ; b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Items consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod and her daughter, Jane, in front of Madge Smith's studio in the summer of 1948.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M.S.
Pegi Nicol MacLeod and Jane. – Summer 1948. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod and her daughter, Jane, in front of Madge Smith's studio in the summer of 1948.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pen, verso, bottom: Taken by me in front of my studio M. Smith.
Pegi and Jane, Fredericton, N.B. – Summer 1948. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod and her daughter, Jane, in front of Madge Smith's studio in the summer of 1948.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pen, verso, bottom: Madge Smith.
Ernest E. White ? Corner. – [1948?] – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Ernest E. White in Fredericton Market in Fredericton, N.B.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Evening class at Observatory Art Centre. – [1948?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of an evening class held at the Observatory Art Centre in New Brunswick.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M.S.
Lady Beaverbrook Residence U.N.B. Fredericton. – [1948?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Lady Beaverbrook Residence, U.N.B. Fredericton.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen on verso: Pegi and Jane lived here during latter years summer school.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M. Smith.
Doorway - only entrance to Observatory Art Centre. – [1948?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of the doorway to the Observatory Art Centre.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen on verso: Fiddlehead design by Pegi on door.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M. Smith.
Arts Building U.N.B. – [1948?]. – 1 photograph ; b&w ; 7 x 11.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of the Arts Building, U.N.B.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M.S.
Pegi at Obs. A.C. – [1948]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod and her art class at the Observatory Arts Centre
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M.S.
Pegi at U.N.B. working on Fisher Memorial mural. – [1948?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi in basement of the Forestry building at U.N.B. working on a mural for the Fisher Memorial School, Woodstock, N.B.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen on verso: Pegi in basement of one of U.N.B. Bldgs. (Forestry I believe) working on mural for Fisher Memorial School Woodstock, N.B.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M. Smith.
Pegi at U.N.B. working on Fisher Memorial mural. – [1948?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi in basement of the Forestry building at U.N.B. working on a mural for the Fisher Memorial School, Woodstock, N.B.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen on verso: same as *. Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M.S.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M.S.
Pegi at U.N.B. working on Fisher Memorial mural. – [1948?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi in basement of the Forestry building at U.N.B. working on a mural for the Fisher Memorial School, Woodstock, N.B.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M.S.
Pegi and few members of Redan class. – [1948?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod and a few members of the Redan class.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M.S.
Pegi and few members of Redan class. – [1948?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod and a few members of the Redan class.
Title supplied by cataloguer on the basis of the previous photograph.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen on verso: same as *
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M.S.
My cupboard, Observatory Art Centre, U.N.B. – 1945. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod's cupboard at the Observatory Art Centre in 1945.
Title appears in MacLeod's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pencil, verso, center: Pegi MacLeod.
My cupboard, Observatory Art Centre, U.N.B. – ca. 1945. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod's cupboard at the Observatory Art Centre in 1945.
Title supplied by cataloguer on the basis of the previous photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of previous photograph.
Jane at entrance O.A.C. – [194-?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Jane at the entrance of the Observatory Arts Centre.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Probable decade supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M.S.
Pegi and Madge S. – Summer '48. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod and Madge Smith in the summer of 1948.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Pegi and Madge. – Summer 1948. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod and Madge Smith in the summer of 1948.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Pegi and Madge Smith. – 1948. – 1 photograph : 1 photograph: b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod and Madge Smith in 1948.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Pegi in front of Madge's studio. – 1947. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod in front of Madge Smith's studio, 1947.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pen on verso: Pegi - Summer 1947 - coming from market with gladiloli and bundles of gay nature yarn. - Taken in front of my studio.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M.S.
Pegi in front of Madge's studio. – 1947. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod in front of Madge Smith's studio, 1947.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pen on verso: Pegi 1947 Fredericton.
Pegi's 1st visit to Fton. – Fall 1939. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod on her first visit to Fredericton, N.B. in the Fall of 1939.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of duplicate photograph in the fonds.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M.S.
Pegi Fall 1939 Frederiction N.B. – Fall 1939. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod on her first visit to Fredericcton, N.B. in the Fall of 1939.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: Madge Smith.
Model Harry Mitchinson of Niagara Falls Ont. – [1948?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Harry Mitchinson, a model whose portrait Pegi Nicol MacLeod painted and gave to him, in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen on verso: Pegi painted his portrait & gave it to him.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M. S.
Jane under apple trees at Exp. Farm. – [194-?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Jane underneath an apple tree at Experimental Farm.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Probable decade supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M.S.
The Fredericton Market. – [1948?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of the Fredericton Market, Fredericton, N.B.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen on verso: The Fredericton Market Pegi so loved. Mrs. White of Buntts(?) Corner (under umbrella) made several lovely small mats from Pegi's designs - I still have a few in my collection - also designs & photos from ? note fountain at extreme right ? with fish.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M. S.
Pegi at Experimental Farm just below Fredericton. – [1948?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod at Experimental Farm, just below Fredericton, N.B.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M.S.
Observatory Art Centre. – [1948?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of the Observatory Art Centre in Fredericton, N.B.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M. Smith.
Pegi - at O.A.C. showing doorway of Pres. Home in Arts Bldg. – [1948?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod at the Observatory Arts Centre, painting outside of the doorway of the Pres. home in the Arts Building.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M. S.
Horses at Exp. Farm just below Fton. – [1948?]. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of horses at Experimental Farm just below Fredericton, N.B.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M. Smith.
Pegi Nicol MacLeod, Fredericton, N.B. – 1940-41. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Pegi Nicol MacLeod, Fredericton, N.B., 1940-41.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Ex. Of Pegi's Manhattan cycle at Alexander College - U.N.B. – 1948. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of an exhibition of Pegi Nicol MacLeod's Manhattan cycle at Alexander College, U.N.B., 1948.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pen, verso, lower right: M. Smith.
Centennial Week Fredericton 1948. – 1948. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 15 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Centennial Week in Fredericton, N.B., 1948.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in pencil: View from steps of City Hall - It is around the City Hall the outdoor market assembles. Pegi painted from the steps of City Hall - from where this mob was taken - Fountain has on top ? with fish.
Fredericton Market. – [1948?]. – 1 postcard with photograph on recto : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.
Item consists of 1 postcard with photograph on recto of the Fredericton Market, Fredericton, N.B.
Title appears on recto of photograph.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Printed on recto: Photo by Madge Smith.
Fredericton Market. – [1948?]. – 1 postcard with photograph on recto : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.
Item consists of 1 postcard with photograph on recto of the Fredericton Market, Fredericton, N.B.
Title appears on recto of photograph.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.
Inscribed on verso: Photo by Madge Smith. Pegi did some painting from steps of City Hall - also from across the street.
Inscribed in pen, verso, top: Photo by Madge Smith.
Pegi Nicol design for floats. – 1948. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 11.5 x 17.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a float that Pegi Nicol MacLeod designed for the University of New Brunswick Centennial Parade, Fredericton, N.B., 1948.
Title appears in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with another photograph of the Centennial Parade in the fonds.
University of New Brunswick Float, Centennial Parade, Fredericton, N.B. – 1948. – 1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 25.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of the University of New Brunswick Float at the Centennial Parade in Fredericton, N.B. in 1948.
Title appears in Madge Smith's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed on verso in pencil: Paintings by Pegi MacLeod. Photo by J.E. Kennedy of U.N.B. faculty. From Madge Smith, Fredericton, N.B.
Untitled drawing. – [1948? ] 1 drawing : pencil ; 20.5 x 12.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 drawing of two females believed to be by Pegi Nicol MacLeod.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Probable date supplied by cataloguer.

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