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postcard / photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,B59.39

  • Description

    Postcard (black and white); portrait of three centaurian blind Kyuquot people, a man, and two women, all seated on a bench; one of the women is wearing a shirt, skirt and headscarf; the other woman is wearing a dress, blanket and hat; the man is wearing a shirt, waistcoat, trouser and a hat; the man and one of the women are both holding walking sticks; a large expanse of water and mountainous landscape is in the background; Kyuquot Sound, Canada.
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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1900
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.9 centimetres
    • Width: 13.7 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of postcard
      • Inscription Content

        Three Blind Kyuquot Indians
        100 Years old - Vancouver Island
      • Inscription Comment

        printed
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of postcard
      • Inscription Content

        12 8
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of postcard
      • Inscription Content

        PUBLISHED BY THE GOWEN SUTTON CO LTD. VANCOUVER
        POST CARD
        CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS
      • Inscription Comment

        printed
  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2009

  • Acquisition notes

    A collection of Native North American images, including 127 postcards, two carte de visites, 13 pages of Alert Bay images, three cabinet cards, 20 snapshots and three press photos.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am,B59.39

Postcard (black and white); portrait of three elderly blind Kyuquot people, a man, and two women, all seated on a bench; one of the women is wearing a shirt, skirt and headscarf; the other woman is wearing a dress, blanket and hat; the man is wearing a shirt, waistcoat, trouser and a hat; the man and one of the women are both holding walking sticks; a large expanse of water and mountainous landscape is in the background; Vancouver Island, Canada.
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Postcard (black and white); portrait of three elderly blind Kyuquot people, a man, and two women, all seated on a bench; one of the women is wearing a shirt, skirt and headscarf; the other woman is wearing a dress, blanket and hat; the man is wearing a shirt, waistcoat, trouser and a hat; the man and one of the women are both holding walking sticks; a large expanse of water and mountainous landscape is in the background; Vancouver Island, Canada. Printed

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