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Gathering Seaweed
  • Edward Sheriff Curtis
    1868–1952
    born: Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States ; died: Los Angeles, California, United States ; active: United States
  • Gathering Seaweed, 1915
  • The North American Indian Volume XI
  • Where object was made: Canada
  • photogravure
  • Object Height/Width: 35 x 25.5 cm
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • S2007.114
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Two women on a rocky edge near the water. Rocks are covered with seaweed. Woman on facing left is wearing a dress that appears to consist of two layers of cedar bark strips. Wears a head covering as well. Woman on facing right wears a garment of loosely woven cedar bark as does her head covering. Both women carry a long stick and basket. Black and white.