• Description:

    Outdoor portrait of the women Mali A'n (Morris) Sylliboy and Mary Josephine (MacCleod) Morris posed in front of a birchbark wigwam, constructed by Mrs. Morris and her husband Chris Morris during Johnson's visit. They wear embroidered or beaded jackets, shawls, and beaded conical hats. Originally cataloged as "Mary Anne and Mrs. Christopher Morris." The wigwam may be NMAI object 176513.

  • Culture/People:

    Mi'kmaq (Micmac)

  • Date created:

    1930

  • Photographer:

    Frederick Johnson (Fred Johnson), Non-Indian, 1904-1994

  • Place:

    Eskasoni Reserve; Cape Breton County; Nova Scotia; Canada

  • Format/Object name:

    Acetate negative

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Frederick Johnson began his anthropological studies as a teenager, accompanying anthropologist Frank G. Speck (1881-1951) on trips to Native communities in Quebec. Between 1923 and 1929, Johnson studied at the University of Pennsylvania and conducted several research trips in Canada and the U.S., some of which were sponsored by MAI. This photograph probably accompanied the object collections he acquired for MAI.

  • Dimensions:

    5 x 7 in.

  • Catalog number:

    N19899

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