Catherine Smith Macphail- Macphail Homestead
History of the Artefact:
Catherine Smith Macphail was living in Newton with relatives when she met William Macphail; they married August 3, 1858. This picture was taken of her at age 85 when the Prince of Wales came to Prince Edward Island to visit. Invitations were issued by the Chief Justice and she received one. It caused some interest when she said she would attend because of her "age and tall strength". She dressed a number of years behind in fashion on purpose because she wanted to show the Prince that some PEI women could dress like ladies.