George inkster & J. Mckay
Photo by Ryder Larsen
Red River Settlement
1866 - 1871
This photo shows George Thomas Inkster, the family's youngest child around the age of 20. He's with an unidentified man labelled J. McKay.
Moccasins with suits were a popular style for men around Red River until the 1870s. Shortly after this photo was taken, George would travel south to Minnesota and the Dakotas.
Photo by Duffin & Caswell
A note on the back reads:
Vous ête bien joli
"You are very pretty."
We don't know who this mysterious francophone gentleman was, but it seems like he was trying to court a few Inkster ladies:
A matching photo without the inscription was found in a photo album belonging to Mary Tod Inkster.