• Description:

    Unidentified Parry Island women selling souvenir objects (baskets, birchbark boxes, etc.) to tourists from baskets and suitcases. A baby carriage sits beside them. Heap of debris behind them. Catalog card originally stated "...selling birch-bark boxes..."

  • Culture/People:

    Anishinaabe [Parry Island, Ontario]

  • Date created:

    Summer 1928

  • Photographer:

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

  • Place:

    Parry Sound; Parry Sound District; Ontario; 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:

    N14404

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