Sunday, February 17, 2013

Eskimo with Toy



Today we have a picture that shows an Eskimo man with a small toy boat he has made for his son. The boat shows an amazing amount of detail and precision. I wonder what type of tools he had to work with to make such a fine piece? The picture was taken in the early 1900's.

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  1. As the only girl in a house full of brothers, I played a lot of boy games & with boy toys. One of the toys our dad made each of us was, a pair of stilts. We called them "Tom Walkers". We were maybe 6 to 12 inches off the ground. We walked all over the place on them. Lots of fun.

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  2. 1900 ? What is the fabric of his coat? looks like silk? Silk in the north? not until WWII, Jap floating bombs. And the war parachutes. Or is it inverted seal skin of the north west coast?

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  3. Fred, I believe the man's clothing is made from the intestines of an animal. Walrus, if I'm not mistaken, but definitely not silk.

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  4. Can we have a domestic update next week? Please and thank you!

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  5. Very cool site - just a point of info - Inuit People do not like to be called Eskimo - I know this is the name they were given by the White man when he first conquered the North - I am a Canadian - Thank you - I will be back - very GOOD site.

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  6. Excellent photo. Probably made with a great deal of care.

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