Mrs. Hugh Macdonald (née Helen Shaw), ca. 1850


Mrs. Hugh Macdonald (née Helen Shaw) mother of Sir John A. Macdonald, ca. 1850

Daguerreotype case with the design motif “The Delicate roses, variant” ca. 1847. Helen was the mother of the first Prime Minister of Canada. She wears a very particular cross pendant necklace.

source: Library & Archives Canada

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