Photograph of eiderdown mat, 1975

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Physical Description:
1 Color print

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photograph depicting a mat of eiderdown skins, possibly Inuit. According to the owner of the mat, Walter M. Banko, it was "collected in the Ungava region around 1890 by James Elphick, a Hudson Bay Company factor."

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 76-54

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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 76-54, Photograph of eiderdown mat, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Print was sent to the Department of Anthropology in 1975 with an offer to sell the pictured mat. Copies of correspondence are with the photograph.

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