The Woman and the Serpent, ca. 1884

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

The illustration accompanies the legend "Of the Woman who loved a Serpent who lived in a Lake."

The story is in The Algonquin Legends of New England or Myths and Folk Lore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot Tribes by Charles G. Leland (1884).

Passamaquoddy Indian Tomah Joseph's drawing were the basis for Leland's illustrations and Joseph also was one of Leland's sources for many of the legends in the book.

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About This Item

  • Title: The Woman and the Serpent, ca. 1884
  • Creation Date: circa 1884
  • Subject Date: circa 1884
  • State: ME, NB
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: QJ 398.2 L 538
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
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