Photo by Rosetta E. Carr (American Art Gallery)
Rosetta Carr is one of the earliest women we know to work as a photographer locally.
She trained with the famous William Notman before opening the American Art Gallery in Winnipeg.
She became known for her high-quality work. Rosetta was given the exclusive right to photograph the 1893 Winnipeg Industrial Exhibition, leading her male competitors to boycott its competitions. She proceeded to enter and win every photography prize in the Exhibition.
Photo by Nicholls & Parkin (P.P.P Studios)
This young boy is wearing a formal Scottish outfit. As the 1800s progressed, many families with roots in the Orkneys began to describe themselves as Scottish and adopt familiar Scottish symbols (like tartan dress) -- even though these are not a part of traditional Orkney culture.
colin sinclair inkster?
Photo by Jacob Berg
Grand Forks, Dakota Territory (North Dakota)
This photo likely originated with George Thomas Inkster, who settled in North Dakota. It may show his son Colin Sinclair Inkster, or one of his unidentified brothers.
Photo by Steele & Co.
Myra Jane McMurray Inkster (1878-1938) was the third child of Hon. Colin Inkster & Ann Tait. Unfortunately we don't know anything about her life.
Fortunately she was wearing her name on a delicate gold necklace.