- Museum number
Model birchbark canoe [a], trimmed with splints, sewn with cotton, held together with tacks, with a deck and an oval opening, and a family of five dolls [b-f], of wood with painted composition faces, limbs articulated with metal pins, and crudely made clothing cut from small pieces of manufactured cloth.
- Production date
Height: 8 centimetres (a.)
Height: 10 centimetres (b. Male doll.)
Height: 13 centimetres (c-e. Female dolls.)
Height: 7 centimetres (f. Baby doll.)
Length: 43 centimetres (a. canoe)
Width: 9.50 centimetres (a.)
- Curator's comments
- This was given by Os-ke-non-ton, The Medicine Man, in the Hiawatha pageant, at the Albert Hall, 1930s, to the donor's grandmother, Lady Swaythling. A copy of the programme was included in the donation, and passed to the
Departmental Librarian, 27/7/95.
- Not on display
- Poor. The deck of the canoe has two holes in it, one apparently for the baby doll, and the other unintentional.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number