Theresa Marshall with her Prosper nephews, 1941. Courtesy of John R. Prosper, family album
Theresa Marshall with her Prosper nephews, Eugene and Dan Joe, 1941. Courtesy of John R. Prosper, Paqtnkek, Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald
We leave the unrestored photo for comparison with Anne Louise’s creative innovation. In part borne of necessity, she left the background as is and focused on the faces and figures. Anne Louise found herself connecting deeply with this family who she has never known. I (Dorothy) was moved by Anne Louise’s partial restoration because she has kept the sense of history and to my mind symbolically represented the resilience and community strength of a First Nations family in the face of the cracks and stains and damage from settler colonialism.