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Do you know this man?

The Tantramar Heritage Trust is asking for the public's help in identifying the man in this photograph, which is part of its collection.
The Tantramar Heritage Trust is asking for the public's help in identifying the man in this photograph, which is part of its collection. - File image

Identity of mystery portrait waiting to be solved

SACKVILLE, N.B. – One of the important tasks of the Tantramar Heritage Trust is to acquire and manage a vast array of artefacts, which are housed and exhibited at the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre and the Campbell Carriage Factory Museum. For more than twenty years, Sackville citizens have been donating items ranging from family heirlooms to documents and photographs to the care of the Trust.

Usually, these treasures are brought in by donors who can provide valuable background information on their history. Occasionally, however, something will be left on the Trust’s doorstep without any accompanying material to explain its significance. When that happens, the Collections Management Committee is left with the challenge of identifying the item and finding the donor.

This photograph from sometime in the 19th century is a case in point. Neither the identity of the donor nor the name of the man who sat for the portrait is known. Was this distinguished-looking gentleman your ancestor? Do you recognize him?

If you have any information about the source or the subject of the photograph, please contact the Trust by telephone (536-2541), send us an e-mail at tantramarheritage@gmail.com, or drop in at the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre,

29 Queens Road in Sackville. You’ll be contributing to our knowledge of local history. While you’re there, take a few minutes to visit the museum as well. Current exhibits feature ship-building and the 19th century port of Sackville, as well as domestic life in the early 20th century. During the winter and spring, the museum is open Tuesday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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