Item 83-6509-13809 - Picnic at Mira

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Picnic at Mira

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  • 1916 (Creation)

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1 photograph: b&w ; 8.5 x 8.5 cm on sheet 12.5 x 12.5 cm

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Photograph was donated by Gladys Phillips Smith.

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Item is a photograph of a temperance picnic held on Joseph Joshua (J.J.) Phillips' farm on Horne's Road, Mira. The woman with the light hat with flowers on the brim was J.J.'s daughter Amy. Next to Amy, with the dark straw hat, is her sister Olive. The man with the beard on the left hand side half way up the haystack is Captain Joseph Levi Phillips, who with his partner, Joe Nicol, ran the ferry service on the Mira River. The man with the beard second from the right on top of the haystack is Captain Joe Nicol.

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      Joseph Joshua Phillips' farm was originally part of the Spencer land grant and was purchased from Anthony Spencer by J.J. Phillips and his wife Annie Lucy Spencer Phillips. The last member of the Phillips family to reside on the farm was J.J.'s daughter, Irene Phillips Lloyd.

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      Smith Collection

      Photograph Collection #18

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