Firewood Holder

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1915-1920

GUSN

GUSN-172024

Description

Birch bark firewood holder, framed in rough small logs with birch bark attached to frame. Design scratched or etched on bark, of stylized forste or jungle with a hunter in furs or fringed clothes, holding bow and arrow, of elk or moose, alligator or crocodile on one side, lower edge. Attributed to Tomah Joseph by donor but may be the work of fellow Passamaquoddy birch bark artist John Snow based on similar examples at the Abbe Museum and Maine State Museum.

Details

Descriptive Terms

holders (containers)
firewood
birch (wood)
Native American
Rack
Rack, Firewood
Rack, Firewood

Maker

Possibly Tomah, Joseph (Artist)

Location of Origin

Washington, ME, New England

Object Type

Household Accessories; Storage & Display Accessories

Credit Line

Bequest of Susan Norton

Accession Number

1990.159.1

Places

Grand Lake Stream (Washington county, Maine)