• Description:

    Outdoor portrait of the woman Mary (Marshall) Gould, wife of Keptin (Captain) Francis "Tkalaq" Gould. She wears a conical beaded hat, multiple necklaces, blouse or jacket, and a long skirt. Per "Mikwite'lmanej Mikmaqi'k - Let Us Remember the Old Mi'kmaq, Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq and the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, 2001: "Traditional Mi'kmaw regalia like Mary's is worn to mark special occasions such as St. Anne's Day."

  • Culture/People:

    Mi'kmaq (Micmac)

  • Date created:


  • 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:


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