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Isabel McBeth fonds
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2 b&w photographs
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Alexander McBeath (later McBeth), the donor's grandfather, settled the family's original Selkirk land grant by the shores of the Red River in 1815. The property was inherited by Alexander's grandson, Robert McBeth, who also built the substantial brick house which still stands on the property. The house then passed to Robert's sister, Catherine Helen (Isabel) McBeth. Catherine, born in 1895, was the youngest child of Robert and Helen Anderson McBeth. Robert and Helen were married in 1879. The famous Red River clergyman, the Rev. John Black, officiated. After graduating from the University of Manitoba in 1915, Catherine taught for more than 40 years, 32 of those years at Isaac Newton, from where she retired in 1957. In 1977, Catherine donated the McBeth house and the acreage it stands on to the city of Winnipeg. The house was extensively renovated in 1986 and is used as a seniors club and drop-in centre. Catherine died in 1987 at the age of 91.
These photographs were donated to the Dugald Costume Museum by Isabel McBeth in 1984.
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The collection consists of: a black and white snapshot of a man, possibly the donor's brother, driving a horse and buggy, ca.1913; and a framed carte de visite of a man and woman, full length, identified as a wedding portrait of the donor's parents, ca.1879.
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No reproduction or publication without the permission of the Costume Museum of Canada.
The finding aids for these photographs are the catalogue cards for PHO-C79 and the photograph collection photocopies.
The snapshot measures 12 x 9 cm. The carte de visite measures approximately 6 x 10 cm and is encased in a fairly elaborate wooden shadow box frame.
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