Photograph of Henry Butti as a child with two friends, Italy
Black and white photograph of Henry Butti as a child with two friends in Italy. Date unknown.
Henry Butti is seated on the far right. Two little girls are seated beside him. The children are sitting on something. Behind them is a wooden fence. One of the girls is wearing a long dress with a stripe detail at the bottom; the other is wearing a striped knee-length dress. The kids are all staring straight at the camera.
Henry Butti moved to Canada in 1917 with his sister Rosina and mother Ida. The family was joining Peter Butti who immigrated there earlier to get settled before the family's big move. During World War II, Henry and his wife, Myra, were designated as enemy aliens and they were required to report monthly to the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police).