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Numbering the Indians, Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island (Ontario), 16 August 1856 Open in full size

Numbering the Indians, Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island (Ontario), 16 August 1856

Picture, 1908, English

Numbering the Indians, Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island (Ontario), 16 August 1856

Picture, 1908, English

Notes

A photograph (Acc. D 5-77b) shows this water colour before the erasure l.l. of "18..." and ".08", and is inscribed on scrapbook page mount: Numbering Indians at Wequamikoong [?] / Manitoulin Island 16 Aug 1856
Another water colour version by Armstrong of this view is reproduced in Campbell, 'Early Days on the Great Lakes', pp. 66-7.
Inscribed in brown water colour, l.l.: Wm. Armstrong 18[...; "18..." erased]; In erased red water colour, l.l.: .08; In pen & ink, mount vso u.l.: [...trimmed] / (Manitoulin id) / [Chie]f Assigenack (deserving chief) is shown naming the Indians to / [Cap]tn Ironsides, Indian Superintendent, whose office was in building, [le?]ft, in a front room: Many of the Indians had to be told / [thei]r proper names by Chief Assigenack who was provided / [by] the government with an Undress Uniform: Two [?] HB Voyageurs / [are] represented in Centre of picture in their pretty dress / WA; In pencil, mount vso c.r.: 3130 [and with framing instructions, etc.]
JRR (1912) 357
Laid down on brown cardboard mount.

Rights and Licenses

Public Domain

Medium

Water colour

Extent

247 x 356 mm

Call Number / Accession Number

JRR 2422 Cab IV (Armstrong)