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Tobacconist's figure, in silhouette, cut from a 1" board. Painted red on both sides, with features in black, ornaments and feathers in white, and wearing a feather headress. One arm is added separately to the body, and it holds an upraised iron tomahawk. On the reverse the arm holds the hilt of a wooden sword (now missing). The front of one foot is missing as well. It is mounted on an iron rod, and has two iron pintals for support, and it was probably a shop sign.
oil paint (paint)
In white paint on the lower half of the Indian's tunic is the word: MOHAWK . On a jelly label on the back of the right foot, written in blue is: Found in/a cellar/in New/York State.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
78 x 25.75 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
New York state (United States)