Who was Bill Reid?

Photo biography

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Bill Reid age 14 years in his Victoria High School class photo, 1934

As a teenager, Bill Reid spent many hours at the Carnegie library in Victoria, reading English and American novels and poetry.

Bill Reid in his Victoria High School class photo
Bill is second row from top, extreme left
Victoria, BC
1934
Courtesy Bill Reid Estate



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In his own words

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