Title and statement of responsibility area
Mary Jane and James Smith fonds
General material designation
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
Physical description area
2 b&w photographs
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Mary Jane Cole (1866 - 1938) married James Ackhurst Smith in N. Luffenham, Rutland, England on May 24, 1885. They came to Canada in 1898 and eventually settled in Oak Bank. The Smiths had four children: Alice, Jane Elizabeth Anne who later married George Frith and settled in Hazelridge, James Harold who took over the family farm in Oak Bank and Phyllis who later married R.G. Anderson of Dugald. Mary Jane and James Smith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their farm in Oak Bank on May 24, 1935. On that day, Mary Jane wore the gown in which she had been married 50 years before. Their daughter, Phyllis Anderson, in addition to cherishing family heirlooms such as her mother's wedding dress was also an avid collector of 'old things' and she enjoyed sharing her collection with others.
These photographs were donated to the Dugald Costume Museum by Mary Jane's grand-daughter, Christina (Frith) Whyte in 1977.
Scope and content
The collection consists of two snapshots featuring the donor's parents, Mary Jane and James Smith, standing full length on a country road on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary, ca.May 24, 1935. Mary Jane is wearing her 1885 wedding gown.
Immediate source of acquisition
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
There are no restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
No reproduction or publication without the permission of the Costume Museum of Canada.
The finding aid for this collection is the catalogue cards for PHO-C48 and the photograph collection photocopies.
The collection consists of one original snapshot and one copy print measuring 8.8 x 12.7 cm and 9 x 11.5 cm respectively.
Standard number area
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
Genre access points
Description record identifier
Rules or conventions
Level of detail
Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Language of description