Reuben R. Sallows was born in Huron County, Ontario, in 1855. In 1881, he set up his own photography studio in Goderich, where he took formal studio portraits. Sallows? innovations? taking his cameras into the countryside and creating powerful compositions in black and white? altered Canadian photography. His talent and professionalism made him internationally famous. His clients included newspapers and magazines in Canada and the United States, as well as the Canadian government. With his wife, Flora McKinnon, Sallows raised three children in Goderich. He died at age 82 on his way to take photographs at a church camp.
"As a lokel histerian I am comforted to know I am not a lone phonetic in my approach to Canadiana. This is as informative an autobiography as I have ever read."? Don Harron, author of Charlie Farquharson's Histry of Canada