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The Prat Sisters: Free Spirits of the 1890s


Inscription on reverse: "Jack-in-the-Pulpit or Indian Turnip - arisaema tri-phylum. With sometimes green, sometimes striped 'spathe' sounding-board rising above Jack's head, where he stands preaching in his pulpit. A lovely bunch of bright, smooth berries forms on the club or spadix, the leaves turn tan shades, and the stems purple. The roots are cooked and eaten by the Indians."

Date: 29 May 1921

Format: Watercolour over pencil, pencil

Artist: Annie L. Prat

Reference: Prat, Starr family Nova Scotia Archives 1979-147 vol. 595 no. 24 /  negative: N-4446

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