Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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preparing walrus for the museum
  • Lewis Lindsay Dyche
    born: Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, United States ; died: Topeka, Kansas, United States ; active: United States, Greenland
  • preparing walrus for the museum, 1894–1895
  • Where object was made: West Greenland, Greenland
  • albumen print, hand coloring
  • Object Height/Width: 13 x 21.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 1/8 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7720

The hand colored photograph is of four Inuit hunters with a dead walrus on the shore. They wear heavy winter gear. The backgound is mostly ice and rock. It is mounted on light colored mat board. The photo is marked for cropping.