photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); view of four men (Haida?) in front of Kwakwakawakw (Kwakiutl) longhouse with objects, including a canoe under a timber structure with totem poles; two of the men hold and display a wool blanket, in front of the men are two bowls, one a feast bowl in the shape of a seal, the other a large grease dish; the men wear western-style clothing of hats, shirts, braces, and blankets wrapped around themselves; Hope Island, Canada.
- Production date
- Dec 1899
Height: 11.40 centimetres (image)
Height: 27.20 centimetres (mount)
Width: 15.70 centimetres (image)
Width: 21.50 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
Related image: Am,B43.27 (mounted on same mount).
At the time of the procution of this photograph Franz Boas had hired Charles Frederick Newcombe to conduct research on the Haida history of the southern portion of the Queen Charlotte Islands. Newcombe was accompanied on this expedition by assistant Douglas Scholefield and Haida chief Elijah Ninstints, and it is possible that this photograph represents this expedition and that Scholefield and chief Elijah Ninstints are in the photograph.
- Not on display
- Faded, and dirt on image & mount.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 18 (Series number)
Miscellaneous number: 2103/905 (Old BM series number)