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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Super Sleuth Saturday: Maggie and Tom Hanna, Hugh McLean, Winnipeg, MB, ca. 1900


Here's the Super Sleuth mystery for this week.  The photograph was taken at the J. F. Mitchell Studio in Winnipeg.  John Fletcher Mitchell (1862-1943) was one of the most well-known photographers in Winnipeg.  He opened his studio on Rupert Avenue around 1884.  He entered city politics as an alderman, and then became acting mayor in 1900.  In 1906, Mr. Fletcher became an MLA representing Winnipeg North.  He died in 1943 and is buried in St. James Anglican Cemetery.

Unfortunately, the subjects of this photo aren't as easy to trace. This photograph is inscribed on the reverse:  "From Maggie Hanna, Hugh McLean, and Tom Hanna to Dottie.  With best love."
Later, someone has written "Mrs. Ritchie" a bit lower on the reverse. There is also a negative number on the photo#13425.

Can you date and find additional information on this trio?

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