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Wibird PenhallowStrawbery Banke Presents
HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #24

An independent porter, Wibird spent his life pushing goods around the streets of Portsmouth in a sky-blue wheelbarrow. Thomas Bailey Aldrich wrote that Wibird kept his expressionless face focused toward the sky as he worked. He seemed unaware that local boys often jumped into his wheelbarrow for a free ride. Wibird died in 1867 at the age of 76.(Click for full pic)

 

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Wibird Penhallow

From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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