Who was Bill Reid?

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Bill Reid age 4 years in sailor suit with his mother and sister Peggy age 1 year, c. 1924

Pictured with his mother, and sister Margaret (Peggy) Reid (b. 1922).

Bill Reid, age 4, in a sailor suit made by his mother.
Victoria, BC
c. 1924
Courtesy Bill Reid Estate



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