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In 1889 she operated Mrs. Webster's Art Bazaar at 217 Hastings Street.
Mrs. Webster was the wife of the first manager of the Union Steamship Company. She started an art school in the early 1890s in Vancouver. She later re-married as Mrs. Richards, and moved to Honolulu.
|1890 October 6 - 11||V.A.A. 1st Annual Exhibition||Tea Roses|
"Of these survivors - all more than four-score years of age - one, Mrs. Banfield, has
rendered invaluable service as chairman of one of the committees that has organized
the present Jubilee commemoration. Another, Mrs. Richards, whose first
husband was Captain Webster, first manager of the Union Steamship Company here, played
an active part in the earliest deliberations of the Association, and prior to that,
herself established a pioneer art school and organized monthly discussions in an unused
part of her husband's office in a room on Hastings Street near Cambie. From a letter
received from her recently by Major Matthews, city archivist, it is apparent that she
is still keenly interested in the progress of the Association and Museum."
From "Vancouver First Cultural Association by Noel Robinson
Vancouver City Museum Golden Jubilee 1894 - 1944 Special Issue of Museum & Art Notes
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