Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | March 27, 2017

Artifact of the Week. 1866 Charcoal portrait of Harriet Smith of Smithville, Ontario.

Charcoal portrait from a photograph by August Jaeckle of Harriet Smith.

Harriet was 22 years old when this work was done and died shortly thereafter.  She was married to Robert Smith and the daughter of John Smith and Mercy Barnhart.

The Smith Farm was eventually occupied by Cornwall’s Ottawa and New York Railway station.  The suburb of Smithville was named after this family.

This portrait is one of the highlights of the CONFEDERATION PARLOUR to be unveiled on Saturday April 8th at 2 pm, as part of our activities marking Canada’s 150th anniversary.

The portrait was donated by Lottie Robertson, of Maple Grove (Mille Roches) in 1956.

If you are interested in learning more about SMITHVILLE, the Museum published Dorothy Donihee’s history of the suburb, available for $5 at the museum.







Canada’s 1967 Centennial Flag proudly flew outside the United Counties Museum (Cornwall Community Museum) throughout the year.

On April 8th, we will repeat this tradition with a flag raising at 1:30.

Everyone is welcome.













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