Dead Guy In An Envelope (3:40pm).. we have a WINNER!

After 49-days, our latest round of "Dead Guy in an Envelope" has come to an end thanks to MICHEL VIGNEAULT (Deux-Montagnes), who was able to put all the clues together and guess that our "dead guy" was in fact..

William Notman (8 March 1826 – 25 November 1891).. a Scottish photographer and businessman.  The Notman House in Montreal was his home from 1876 until his death in 1891 and has since been named for him.  An amateur photographer, he quickly established a flourishing professional photography studio on Bleury Street.  His first important commission was the documentation of the construction of the Victoria Bridge across the St. Lawrence River.  The Bridge opened with great fanfare in 1860, attended by the Prince of Wales and Notman's camera.  The gift to the Prince of a Maple Box containing Notman's photographs of the construction of the bridge and scenes of Canada East and Canada West so pleased Queen Victoria that, according to family tradition, she named him "Photographer to the Queen."  ( More )

MICHEL wins (4) tickets to one of two Major League Baseball preseason games between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets (March 28-29) at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal!
Here are the clues he based his answer on..



Today is DAY-49 of the contest, and here's what we know so far.. the "dead guy" :


- was NOT an American

- WAS European

- was NOT an entertainer

- was NOT a scientist

- was NOT a politician

- was NOT an architect

- was NOT a musician

- WAS an artist (of some kind)

- was NOT born in the 1400s

- was NOT a sculptor

- was NOT Italian

- was NOT from Spain

-  did NOT have initials "H.H."

- was NOT born in the 1900s

- was NOT a poet

- was NOT from France

- was NOT born in the 1600s

- WAS born in the 1800s

- did NOT die in a plane crash

- was NOT a painter

- was NOT born in Liverpool

- was NOT a cartoonist

- was NOT Portuguese

- did NOT die in France

- was NOT from England

- was NOT from Russia

- was NOT from Austria

- was NOT a con-artist

- was NOT from Poland

- was NOT from Germany

- was NOT from Belgium

- was NOT from Greece

- was NOT from Sweden

- was NOT from Denmark

- was NOT a historian

- was NOT an inventor

- was NOT an illusionist (magician)

- WAS a photographer

- WAS from the United Kingdom

- was NOT from Northern Ireland

- did NOT photograph the Titanic

- was NOT born in Edinburgh

- was NOT from Wales

- did NOT photograph the western U.S.

- did NOT die before 1850

- did NOT photograph the American Civil War

- WAS from Scotland

- was NOT born in 1821



Just in case you were wondering.. the "dead guy" is NOTTerry Fox, Ferdinand Porsche, Sir Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Albert Einstein, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pablo Picasso, Dante Alighieri, Vincent Van Gogh, William Blake, Harry Houdini, Bill Darcy, Peter Carl Faberge, M.C. Escher, Peter Paul Rubens, Edvard Munch, Walter Hood Fitch, Bram Stoker, John Buckland Wright, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Karl Marx, Roald Amundsen, Piet Mondriaan, Eduardo de Valfierno, Andy Warhol, Roland Ratzenberger, Fredrik Von Otter, Harry Clarke, Daniel Swarovski, William Carrick, Christopher Columbus, James Clerk Maxwell, Eadweard Muybridge, George Alexander Hamilton, John Cassidy, Josef Sudek, J.R. Black, Ansel Adams, David Octavius Hill, Fred Bremner, Robert Adamson or Roger Fenton.



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