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Snowshoe Dance (Ojibbeway)

Object Number: 
1872.23.160
Date: 
1866-68
Medium: 
Graphite and black ink on prepared card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right inside image in black ink: "Geo. Catlin"; inscribed at upper center outside image in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 160. / Snow Shoe Dance. (Ojibbeway)"
Description: 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: about ten men wearing animal pelts and carrying feathered poles, spears, tomahawks and pipes dance in several styles of bent wood frame woven mesh snowshoes, some with rounded toes, some with pointed toes that curve up.
Credit Line: 
Purchased by the Society
Provenance: 
The artist's collection; Francis Putnam Catlin, the artist's brother, serving as agent to George Henry Moore, acting on behalf of N-YHS
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group