Who was Bill Reid?

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Bill Reid age 6 years with parents and sister Peggy age 4 years, c. 1926

Bill Reid’s parents separated when he was young and he had no contact with his father after the age of 14.

Reid family portrait. Bill Reid, age 6, with parents and sister Margaret (Peggy) Reid (b.1922)
Hyder, Alaska
c. 1926
Courtesy Bill Reid Estate



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