Item 2008.1.2.1.6.4.3.1 - Framed portrait of Alexander R. Macdonell

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Framed portrait of Alexander R. Macdonell

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    2008.1.2.1.6.4.3.1

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    • [ca. 1890] (Creation)

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    1 photograph : b & w ; 24 x 18 cm. mounted in an oval mat and framed 39 x 32 cm.

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    Steele & Co. Photography operated from 1893 - ca. 1912 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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    Samuel Benfield Steele was born at Purbrook, Medonte, County Simcoe, Ontario on 5 January 1848 to Captain Elmes Steele and Anne MacIan Macdonald. His father served under Nelson and other Admirals in the Napoleonic Wars, moving to Canada in 1832, with his first wife and family. After the death of his first wife, Captain Steele married Sam's mother, and they had six children, Sam being the eldest.

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        A framed head and shoulders portrait of Alexander R. Macdonell wearing his uniform (no headwear). On verso is written: "Inspector A.R. Macdonell (Fort Macleod) husband of Lady Steele's Aunt (Matilda Mcgillis - Aunt Min)

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