• Description:

    Outdoor portrait of Ann Madeline "Nanaoqji'j" Poulette. She sits in front of a birchbark-covered wigwam. In the 1930s, wigwams were often used as workshops and places where people spent time during the day. Mrs. Poulette made baskets in this wigwam, located behind Stephen Morris's house. Catalog card originally identified her as "Mrs. Pullet."

  • Culture/People:

    Mi'kmaq (Micmac)

  • Date created:

    1930

  • Photographer:

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

  • Place:

    Whycocomagh Reserve (Waycobah); Inverness 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:

    N19804

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