Contributed by Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
Margaret Shay taught her daughter, Pauline how to weave ash baskets, a profession handed down through generations of Penobscot basketmakers.
The acorn form of this basket, known as a "fancy basket" was popular with the markets. Baskets made by the Shays were featured in the October 7, 1923 newspaper relating to a story about freedom from religion in schools on Indian Island.
About This Item
- Title: Acorn basket by Margaret or Pauline Shay, 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: 10.8 cm x 8.3 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.6952
- 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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