• Description:

    Outdoor portrait of Chief Thomas Pahbahmowatong (1846-1939, surname alternately Medweash, Medwayosh, or Medwayash) in a European suit, white shirt, and ribboned broad-brimmed hat (standing next to ship with portholes?). Original catalog card states "Medweash."

  • 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:


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