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Silver gelatin photograph showing teacher Mary Edith Wilmshurst (later Cule) with a group of 12 children. The group is arranged in rows in an outdoor setting with thick bush behind them. Mary Wilmshurst is seated third from right in the middle row. She is wearing a light blouse and a full-length mid tone skirt. The girl to her right is holding Mary's hand. The girls in the group are all wearing light toned dresses while the boys are in shirts and pants with three of the boys also in jackets. The girl third from the left in the middle row is holding a small dog.

The Wilmshurst family lived near the Kahouri stream bridge near Stratford, where they built a small Weslyan church for the local community. This photograph may depict a group from the Sunday school classes they ran there.
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