Contributed by Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
Penobscot Indian Nation Tribal member Pauline Shay was shown demonstrating ash basketmaking. The Portland Sunday Telegram featured the family for petitioning Governor Baxter to remove religious curriculum from the schools on Indian Island.
The article related that the Shays were skilled basketmakers who supported themselves and their educational goals through basketmaking in Portland, and that they had a contract with the Russell Stover Candy company.
The Shays lived at 45 Mayo Street in Portland until the younger daughter, Violet, graduated from Portland High School. They also had a home on Indian Island.
About This Item
- Title: Pauline Shay weaving a basket, Portland, 1923
- Creator: Portland Press Herald
- Creation Date: 1923
- Subject Date: 1923
- Local Name: Indian Island
- Town: Old Town, Portland
- County: Cumberland, Penobscot
- State: ME
- Media: Glass plate
- Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 10.8 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.6944
- Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Indians of North America--Maine--Baskets
- Indians of North America--Maine--Penobscot Indians--Women
- Penobscot Indians
- Wabanaki Indians
- American Indians
- Native Americans
- Penobscot Indian Nation
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