Date: n.d. Late nineteenth century
Place: Cape Breton, NS
Ownership/Collection: Collection of Allen Pictou
Source: Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax
Reference Number: P113/ 2000.4.16/ N-18,424
Image Use: Free for personal research and non-commercial educational use.
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Studio portrait of a young girl with bangs. Note her earrings, bracelet, necklace and finger ring. One of three tintypes of the three sisters of Julie Christmas, born on Cape Breton Island. Julie Christmas married Sam Pictou of Lequille, NS, ca 1920. She died in 1965 or 1966. The tintypes passed to her only surviving child, Allen Pictou. One of 116 images collected for copying by Darlene Ricker between 1990 and 1997, as part of a project of the Bear River Mi'kmaq Reserve, Bear River, NS. Initiated by Chief Frank Meuse, the project, set up to preserve the reserve's history, resulted in a book by Darlene Ricker, 1997. The Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax, contributed the copywork for all photographs lent to the project, on the understanding that they would keep the copy negatives, but return the originals and provide the lenders with 8x10 prints of each item loaned for copying.
Nova Scotia, Cape Breton; girls; jewelry; Christmas family