• Description:

    Native passengers boarding a small boat from a schooner on Bras d'Or Lake, for the annual Procession of St. Anne, a Catholic ceremony honoring the patron saint of the Mi'kmaq, held at Chapel Island and Merigomish Island (Indian Island)

  • Culture/People:

    Mi'kmaq (Micmac)

  • Date created:

    July 1930

  • Photographer:

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

  • Place:

    Bras d'Or Lake; 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, 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:

    N19854

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