All this extra work paid off. The composites were tremendously popular, and created a lively interest beyond the members of the group depicted. Scenes of public events such as The Skating Carnival, Curling in Canada, or the Investiture of the Marquis of Lorne, and outings of the Montreal Snow Shoe Club were popular items and much sought-after by the general public. Pictures such as those of the snowshoe clubs had over three hundred people in them, and since each person had been photographed separately, a good likeness of each was guaranteed and therefore sales of prints, perhaps in several sizes, were assured to all in the group. Copy prints of the composite were available in several sizes to suit the pocket book and taste of each customer. These were contact prints from glass negatives of the following sizes: 4 x 5, 5 x 7, 8 x 10, 11 x 14, 14 x 17, 16 x 20 and 18 x 22. Customers generally ordered the larger sizes fully framed and placed the medium sizes in albums; the smallest, when not bought for albums, were slipped into envelopes for mailing to friends and relations to show off the dynamic and colourful activities of their city.
Stanley G. Triggs

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