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Unveiling of a plaque commemorating the five Alberta women whose efforts resulted in the Persons Case, which established the rights of women to hold public office in Canada. 


11 June 1938


Ottawa, Ont.

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph

Scope and content

(Front row, L-R): Mrs. Muir Edwards, daughter-in-law of Henrietta Muir Edwards; Mrs. J.C. Kenwood, daughter of Judge Emily Murphy; Hon. Mackenzie King; Mrs. Nellie McClung. (Rear row, L-R): Senators Iva Campbell Fallis, Cairine Wilson

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-054523
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Other accession no.
1971-271 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: Eugene M. Finn / National Film Board of Canada. Photothèque / Library and Archives Canada / C-054523
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired

Additional information

Plaque was photographed as KB-177 (C-009726) in National Film Board, Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau holdings

Described by the RECON project.

Exhibitions note
Exhibition Title: Treasured Memories 3. Curator: Martin Tétrault, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 1998.11-1999.11.

Subject heading

2. Fallis, Iva Campbell, 1883-1956.
3. Kenwood, J.C., Mrs.
4. McClung, Nellie L., 1873-1951.
5. Wilson, Cairine Reay Mackay, 1885-1962.
6. King, William Lyon Mackenzie, 1874-1950.


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