Portraits of Madge Macbeth [graphic material]

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    ca. 1886-1949.
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    ca. 1886-1949.
    Place of creation:
    Various places
    92 photographs : 1 negative
    Positive - paper - silver
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    Series consists of studio portraits and photographs of Madge Macbeth from early childhood to old age.
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    Macbeth, Madge, 1878-1965: Madge Macbeth, née Madge Hamilton Lyons, was born in Philadelphia and educated at Hellmuth College, London, Ont. After a brief career as a mandolinist and vaudeville actress in the United States, she married Charles Macbeth in 1901 and moved to Ottawa in 1904. Widowed a few years later, Madge Macbeth turned to journalism and writing for a living. Her first novel, The Changeling, was published in 1909, followed by the Winning Game (1910) and Keath (1917). Other novels included The Patterson Limit (1923), Shackles (1926) and The Great Fright, Onesiphore, Our Neighbour (1929). The Land of Afternoon (1924) and The Kinder Bees (1935) were both published using the pseudonym Gilbert Knox. Macbeth was also the author of the travel book, Over the Gangplank to Spain (1931), and two autobiographical works, Over My Shoulder (1953) and Boulevard Career (1957). A prolific writer (who also used the pseudonym W.S. Dill), her articles appeared in Saturday Night, Macleans, the Ottawa Citizen, the Winnipeg Free Press, and the Toronto Star Weekly. Macbeth also wrote for radio, the stage and film. She was, at various times, president of the Ottawa Drama League, the Ottawa Women's Press Club and the Canadian Authors Association.
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    Photographs were inherited by the donor, a relative of Madge Macbeth, in 1965.
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    Credit : Library and Archives Canada, archival reference number R2057
    Copyright : Expired for all but a very few items.
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