Who was Bill Reid?

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Bill Reid age 13 months with his mother, 1921

Bill Reid’s mother made a living as a talented dressmaker, designing fashionable clothes for upper-class families in Victoria.

Bill Reid at 13 months with his mother
Hyder, Alaska
1921
Courtesy Bill Reid Estate


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In his own words

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