Mrs. Frank Smith was born in Ireland in 1825. While a resident of Vallejo in 1880-87, Mrs. Smith's painting of "Dorsey," a dog who carried mail, was exhibited at her husband's jewelry shop and at the California State Fair.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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