A woman’s work is never done. Here’s an unidentified Walkerville matriarch doing some mending in the backyard of what looks like one of the row houses on Monmouth Road. These homes were rented out to the employees of Hiram Walker & Sons, the whisky distillery just a short walk north to the Detroit River on Sandwich Street (now known as Riverside Drive).
Even though she looks a bit grim, she was probably a very nice lady since Hiram didn’t allow anyone he didn’t like to live in his company town of Walkerville.
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photo courtesy Charlie Fox (I think).