I-21455.0.1 | Miss Martin, copied 1866

 
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Miss Martin, copied 1866
Anonyme - Anonymous
1866, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
8.5 x 5.6 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
I-21455.0.1
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  female (19035) , Photograph (77678) , portrait (53878)
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Barry SheehyPublished by Barry Sheehy on 2011-05-30 15:50:20
This could well be Florence Martin wife of Captain Patrick C. Martin, Confederate blockade runner and associate of John Wilkes Booth. He and his wife lived in Montreal beginning in1862. Patrick was drowned in a storm in the Gulf of St Lawrence in 1865 on his way to run the blockade. (Part of the cargo he was carrying was J.W. Booth's stage equipment and clothing) Florence stayed on in Montreal and was listed as a widow. The earlier phototgraph in the series, taken in 1862, shows the same woman only younger. Florence acted as an agent and spy for the Confederacy, especially in the abortive attempt to free Confederate prisoners on Johnson Island.  Barry

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