Photograph of Peter and Ida Butti with son, Henry, 1919, Trail, BC - en anglais seulement

This is a black and white snapshot of Peter Butti with his wife, Ida, and their son, Henry.  They are seated on the front porch of a wooden house.  The photo was taken in 1919 in Trail, BC.

Peter is wearing a three-piece black suit and he is standing by the door with a pipe in his hand.  He is staring off to his right.  Ida is seated on a chair with her hands clasped on her lap.  She is wearing a black jacket with a fur collar, over a black dress (or a skirt).  She has stockings and Mary Jane-style shoes.  Henry is seated on the porch step holding his left knee up with his hands.  He is wearing a long coat over black pants, a white collared shirt, and light coloured lace up boots. 

Peter came to Canada in 1912 to work as an electrical engineer.  Once established, he brought over his wife and children.  During WWII, Peter's son, Henry, and daughter-in-law, Myra, were designated as enemy aliens.  The couple's son, Peter Henry Lawrence Butti, was six years old at the time but still remembers his parents reporting to the RCMP.