Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Eskimo Man



Toy Week continues here at OPOD with this picture from the early 1900's. The picture shows an Eskimo man with a toy boat he has made for his son. Folks, this looks like some pretty fine craftsmanship, and I am sure the boat would float. What a fine toy, and fine gift.

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  1. It is rather a nice looking boat, more like a work of art.

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  2. Don't kid yourself. He isn't a toy maker, he is a boat builder and he makes boats for the little people that hunt sardines with harpoons.

    Really, that is NukNuk and he is a boat builder and that is just a sample of boats that he builds in real size. It easier to carry that around by dog sled from villiage to villiage than lug a full sized one.

    Hey, we need a little humor back in this site. The Evil Nate Mass must be off his feed, because he has posted any of his long drawn out accounts lately

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    1. Pretty funny DADD, what has gotten into you today?

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    2. Can't be serious every day.

      Keep up the good work, I'm so happy you got rid of thar hard to read WORD VERIFICATION

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  3. By the way that is a very fine job of boat making. Toy or no toy.
    Yes indeed, and very fine job.

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  4. Wonderful boat but I'm interested in his clothing.

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  5. Very nice boat, but I'm curious to what the mans coat is made of? I suspect it is skin of something, although at first glance it looked much more modern, almost synthetic.

    Graham in St. John's

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  6. The boat is likely a Skin on Frame design. Hides are sewn on to the frame making a light weight but strong boat.

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