Whilst searching through the Homer Watson House and Gallery Archive today, we came across Phoebe Watson’s business card.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This card likely dates between 1912-1918, when Phoebe ran and operated an art store in Galt. The store also served as a classroom, where she shared her interest and knowledge on a range art styles and techniques, from pyrography (wood burning) to china painting.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Phoebe Watson may have been widely known as simply “Homer Watson’s sister”, but she was much more than that! Throughout her life she had many roles, such as teacher, artist, curator, business owner and was also an active member in many local societies.