Collection 2018-006 - Hannah Harrison collection

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CA ON00156 2018-006


Hannah Harrison collection


  • c.1900-1970 (Creation)

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1 photograph album of 128 photographs
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Hannah Harrison was born in Belleville, Ontario, on July 5th, 1890, the youngest of nine children. Her parents were David Harrison, a blacksmith for the Grand Trunk Railway, and Elizabeth. Hannah worked as a milliner for many years in the Campbell hat shop in Belleville. She died on January 10th, 1989 and was buried in the Belleville Cemetery.

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Donated by Hannah Harrison's great great niece, Elizabeth Carter, January 2018.

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Collection comprises:

  • album with 128 photographs of family scenes taken by Hannah Harrison of 64 Emily Street, Belleville, Ontario
  • mounted photograph of the house at 64 Emily Street, c.1900
  • photograph of six young women in naval costumes (Hannah Harrison bottom right), c. 1910
  • Methodist Church annual ticket for 1902-1903 in the name of Hannah Harrison
  • Canadian National Railways passes for David Harrison, blacksmith, 1935-1942
  • 'Happy Birthday Sweetheart' card addressed to Hannah Harrison, 1939
  • Wharf Street Debating Club membership card in the name of D. Harrison, 1941
  • photographs of Hannah Harrison holding a baby, c.1970.

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