Samuel McLaughlin, photographer, publisher, watchmaker (b in Ire 28 Jan 1826; d at Los Angeles, Calif 26 Aug 1914). McLaughlin issued Canada's first publication of photographs - The Photographic Portfolio (1858-60), a series of his views in and around Québec City. He also published Québec City directories 1854-57 and had been a watch and chronometer maker in that city. In 1861 he became the first official photographer for the Province of Canada. He provided impressive documentation of many Canadian public-works projects, including the initial construction and development of the Parliament Buildings, Ottawa.