Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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dugout canoe
  • United States
  • dugout canoe, early 1900s–1940
  • Where object was made: Southeastern United States
  • wood, metal, carving
  • Length/Width/Depth: 490 x 41 x 16 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 192 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift of the Frank and George Hodges Trust
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2792

The long, narrow canoe is carved from a single tree with flat boards nailed over the top of the tapered ends. The flat sections are joined by a tongue and groove.