Gideon White was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, was a royalist volunteer at Bunker Hill, and came to Shelburne as a Loyalist in 1783. He married Deborah Whitworth, Boston, in 1787. The photograph is of a very beautiful oval miniature in ivory, reputed to have been painted by Richard Cosway, London, in 1800. Captain White is in a scarlet uniform with white facings, and two silver epaulets. [Report on the Provincial Museum Science Library and Public Records of Nova Scotia 1926, Halifax, 1927, p. 24]
Format: photo of painting
Artist: R. Cosway
Reference: NSARM Photo Collection: People: White, Gideon
Nova Scotia Archives — https://archives.novascotia.ca/white/exhibit/
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