1 watercolour / aquarelle : brown wash over pencil with opaque white and yellow on wove paper mounted on cardboard Support: 33.900 x 24.800 cm (sheet)
Secondary support: 33.900 x 25.300 cm (secondary support)
Scope and content
Depicts an Indian village with lodges, totem poles, canoes, fishing neitems drying, and several natives carrying out their daily business.
Inscription: in brush and brown ink, recto, l.l.: ER [in monogram] oper; Chief (crossed out with pencil) Village of (crossed out with pencil) CLATHILTSUQUITLA TRIBE (crossed out with pencil). NEWITTY./ on the secondary support: NORTH (? partially erased) VANCOUVER Isld ["d" raised and underlined] b.c.; in the image, c.r: BOSTON; in brush and opaque yellow in the image, c.: CHEAP; in pencil, verso, on the secondary support: This is probably a village of the Kwah-Kewith band called Clathiltsuquitla/ (Mohun (?) my authority) - Boston simply means "American" ["American" underlined] as "King George" does English/ The people here have been connected with Whites for many years - the/ word "cheap" on one Ranche &"Boston on other, all the names the/ owners - or family here assumed - They are of the "Frog" tribe - on the/ totem to l. (left) are two frogs on top & two 'mannikins' [?] below. These people/ are great on catching shark & dry fish oil & rolichans [?] - Salmon/ too up rivers on Mainland - note the frames for their big scoop nets -/ Such houses as these were found when their siwashes were first/ visited by White people - they must have learnt this from Japs- / Men & women now generally dress as whites - but use blankets/ as wraps - They come South to trade at Victoria & these/ ranches contained many queer European things - Bird cages, toys/ & such odd meats-