Nova Scotia Archives

Halifax and Its People / 1749-1999

"Mum [Frances Gwendolyn (née Francklyn) Castens] in her Noah's Ark costume, worn when skating", 189-?

Frances Gwendolyn Castens was the daughter of George Edward and Frances M. Francklyn and the great grand-daughter of Sir Samuel Cunard. Her somewhat unusual headpiece is complemented by a gown sporting appropriate fish, fowl and wildlife.Her grand-parents Gilbert W. Francklyn and Sarah Jane Cunard resided at "Emscote" a large property on the North West Arm, and gave their name to Francklyn Street and Francklyn Park sub-division.

Photographer: Notman Studio

Date: 1890s

Reference: Mary K. Sterling Nova Scotia Archives 1995-122 no. 1  / neg. no.: N-8544

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