Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | November 17, 2017

Harvest Wreath, aka Farmer’s, 1876.

A Harvest (Farmer’s) Wreath made by Mary Warner (Mille Roches) in 1876, age 19.  Mary married W.M. Heath, son of Arthur Heath.  The wreath was passed down through the family to George McLean.

In original shadow box, size:  71 cm x 111.5 cm; 19 cm deep.

Donated to the Museum in 2008 by George and Catherine McLean of Ottawa.

A card on the back of the wreath reads:

In the making of this wreath, each seed had to be cut open, meat scraped out, dried, glued together and set in place with glue she made herself.

Mrs. Mary Heath displayed the wreath numerous times at the Cornwall Exposition and the 12 mile trip by horse and buggy cause some seeds to loosen.


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