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August 1 - 10, 1838
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Support: 17.400 x 22.600 cm
Secondary support: 19.500 x 33.300 cm (irregular)
Scope and content
A view of a St. Regis Indian squaw in a bedroom. The subject is shown in profile from the right side, wearing a long tunic with a blue skirt, red leggings, and moccasins, and holding a beaded slipper and a basket. In the room is a bed, a night table, a chair, and a larger table with a coat and feathered hat on it.
On August 10, 1838, Mrs. Ellice writes about a trip she made with her husband and an interpreter to the Indian village of St. Regis. She describes the St. Regis women as "...very pretty squaws...All with either blankets or pieces of blue or Scarlet cloth over their heads like Mantillas. They have all very small feet & wear beautiful embroidered leggings and Moccasins..." (Canada: Oberon, 1975. pp. 68-69).
Watercolour removed from album. This work was originally glued to a secondary support. The album page, folio 18, was cut to frame the image that was glued to its verso. Original mount attached separately.
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Copy negative C-013386
A069-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 18
1990-215 X DAP
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-215-18
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Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in pencil, recto l.r.: Squaw; in pen and brown ink, on mount recto t.: 16A; l.l.: August 1 - 10; in pen and black ink, on mount recto l.c.: Indian Squaw; l.r.: Beauharnais [sic]; in pen and darker black ink, on mount recto b.: p 212 to 220 [0 written over 2 ?].
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