Contributed by Abbe Museum
While this, turn of the century, etched model canoe is not signed, the animals and plants depicted on it are virtually identical to those on log carriers made by Joe Nicholas that are in the Abbe Museum's collection.
Since the 19th century there have been several Joe Nicholas' in the Passamaquoddy community. It is unknown which Joe Nicholas may have done this work. However, often work that is most likely to be by Nicholas can be found attributed to, the more famous Passamaquoddy birchbark artist, Tomah Joseph.
About This Item
- Title: Miniature canoe, ca. 1893
- Creator: Nicholas, Joseph
- Creation Date: circa 1893
- Subject Date: circa 1893
- Local Name: Sipayik
- Town: Perry, Pleasant Point
- County: Washington
- State: ME
- Media: Birchbark, ash, cedar
- Dimensions: 11.5 cm x 63.5 cm x 13.3 cm
- Local Code: 2009-01
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Indians of North America--Maine--Antiquities
- Indian art--North America
- Indians of North America--Maine--Passamaquoddy Indians
- Canoes--Maine--Pleasant Point
- Miniature wood carvings--Maine--Pleasant Point
For more information about this item, contact:Abbe Museum
26 Mount Desert Street, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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