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Dunsmuir children among hydrangeas at Burleith

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-72
  • Item
  • 1896-1898
  • Part of K. McCann

L to R: Maye, Elinor, Bessie, Muriel, Marion, Kathleen, James.
James Jr., known as Boy by his immediate family, and born in January 1894, is dressed the same as his sisters. In the 19th century, boys and girls were dressed alike until aged about 4. At this time, boys would have a 'breeching ceremony' where their hair would be cut short and they would wear their first pair of trousers. Although less common by the end of the 1800s, the Dunsmuir family followed this tradition.

family group at Ashnola

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-12
  • Item
  • 1890-1898
  • Part of K. McCann

Ashnola was the residence of James Dunsmuir's sister, Emily Ellen Dunsmuir (Mrs. Snowden) and Northing Pinckney Snowden on Victoria's Gorge waterway, across the water from James and Laura's home, Burleith.
Laura Dunsmuir standing on right; Sarah Byrd is seated on the step.

Kathleen and James Jr. (Boy) stood by hydrangeas at Burleith

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-69
  • Item
  • 1896-1898
  • Part of K. McCann

James Jr., known as Boy by his immediate family, and born in January 1894, is dressed the same as his sister, Kathleen, born in 1891. In the 19th century, boys and girls were dressed alike until aged about 4. At this time, boys would have a 'breeching ceremony' where their hair would be cut short and they would wear their first pair of trousers. Although less common by the end of the 1800s, the Dunsmuir family followed this tradition.

Dunsmuir children with their mother, Laura Dunsmuir, at Burleith

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-73
  • Item
  • 1896-1898
  • Part of K. McCann

L to R: Maye, Marion, Kathleen, Laura, James, Elinor, Bessie, Muriel.
James Jr., known as Boy by his immediate family, and born in January 1894, is dressed the same as his sisters. In the 19th century, boys and girls were dressed alike until aged about 4. At this time, boys would have a 'breeching ceremony' where their hair would be cut short and they would wear their first pair of trousers. Although less common by the end of the 1800s, the Dunsmuir family followed this tradition.

Dunsmuir children at Burleith playhouse

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-75
  • Item
  • 1896-1898
  • Part of K. McCann

L to R: Elinor, Kathleen, Muriel, Maye, Marion, James, Bessie
James Jr., known as Boy by his immediate family, and born in January 1894, is dressed the same as his sisters. In the 19th century, boys and girls were dressed alike until aged about 4. At this time, boys would have a 'breeching ceremony' where their hair would be cut short and they would wear their first pair of trousers. Although less common by the end of the 1800s, the Dunsmuir family followed this tradition.

Dunsmuir children among hydrangeas at Burleith

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-76
  • Item
  • 1896-1898
  • Part of K. McCann

L to R: Maye, Elinor, Bessie, Muriel, Marion, Kathleen, James
James Jr., known as Boy by his immediate family, and born in January 1894, is dressed the same as his sisters. In the 19th century, boys and girls were dressed alike until aged about 4. At this time, boys would have a 'breeching ceremony' where their hair would be cut short and they would wear their first pair of trousers. Although less common by the end of the 1800s, the Dunsmuir family followed this tradition.

Group of women wearing HMS Imperieuse boaters

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-1
  • Item
  • 1896-1899
  • Part of K. McCann

HMS Imperieuse was the flag ship of the Pacific Fleet of the Royal Navy from 1896-1899. The Pacific Fleet was stationed at what is now CFB Esquimalt. Laura Dunsmuir is possibly second from the left, in the back row.

Laura Dunsmuir as a young woman

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-3-5
  • Item
  • ca 1870-1899
  • Part of K. McCann

handwritten text on the back of the original image reads:" would like this copied for each of the children". Photographer is Theo Marceau, 826 Market Street, San Francisco

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