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Where: New York, Manhattan, United States

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Photographer: Unknown, Non-Indian

Subject: Museum of the American Indian - Heye Foundation (MAI), 1916-1989

Date Created: circa 1920

Catalog Number: N03309

Format: Acetate negative

Dimensions: 5 x 7 in.

Collection History: Presumably commissioned by George Heye to document the early work of the Museum of the American Indian.

Description: Two boys holding large Wikeno Heiltsuk mask (NMAI catalog number 013218.000), photographed at the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation against a white backdrop

Place: Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation, 155th Street and Broadway; New York City, Manhattan; New York County; New York; USA

Site Name: Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation, 155th Street and Broadway

Island Name: Manhattan Island

Culture/People: Heiltsuk [Oowekeeno (Wikeno)],Non-Indian

Culture Hierarchy: Heiltsuk (Bella Bella)>Heiltsuk [Oowekeeno (Wikeno)]

Persistent URL:http://www.americanindian.si.edu/searchcollections/item.aspx?irn=363089

Repository:National Museum of the American Indian

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    Mando Maniac

    • 23/Nov/2009 21:23:18

    From right here in British Columbia.

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    ThomasTracy-NYC

    • 02/Dec/2009 15:09:37

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called New York City People, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    katy&dougy

    • 04/Dec/2009 19:19:12

    Great pose.