• Description:

    Outdoor portrait of the man Peter Paul, father of Flora Jane Paul and husband of Mary Anne Paul. He wears a beaded and feathered hat, and a beaded bandolier sash, regalia probably commissioned by the Prince of Wales in 1860 for a visit he made to the Province, modeled from the Nova Scotia Coat of Arms. The image of the Native person that appears on the Nova Scotia Coat of Arms was based on drawings of Native people in Brazil.

  • Culture/People:

    Mi'kmaq (Micmac)

  • Date created:

    1930

  • Photographer:

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

  • Place:

    Merigomish Island; Pictou 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:

    N19815

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