Milly: Victorian Girl to Modern Woman

During the lifetime of Amelia (“Milly”)Archange Harris (1868-1959) almost all aspects of social and technological life had altered from the previous generation. As an avid diarist, Milly’s varied experiences were regularly recorded and are able to illustrate her powers of observation – and judgement – from the time of leg-of-mutton-sleeves to the launch of Sputnik. This exhibition aims to track the transformation of a Victorian to a Modern Canadian, through the written and photographic reflections of an independent thinker.