Photograph is credited to the Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, B.C.
After speculating whether this photograph was of the first Methodist Church in Sumas, WA (See earlier posting http://nooksackvalleynostalgia.blogspot.com/2014/02/photograph-credited-to-reach-gallery.html ) it was pointed out that the proof might be right in front of us. It appears that the Sumas Methodist Ladies Aid Society are posed in front of the tall building with plank siding on the right side of the photograph. You can see the edge of the roof of the smaller building behind it.
Were the Sumas Methodist Ladies Aid Society formed to help raise funding to build the newer church with the steeple in 1892? We will probably never know for certain, but the picture looks as if they match. This would make the picture above the only picture of the original Methodist Church known.
Photo scanned with permission from a private collection.
For more information regarding the ladies refer to the earlier posting.