• Creator
  • McCurdy, James G.
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1905
  • Description
  • Many of the Makah women who lived at Neah Bay, on the Olympic Peninsula, were known for their excellent basketry. They prepared grass and roots to make a variety of baskets and mats for daily use. Some of their tightly twined baskets were watertight.This photo shows a Makah basketmaker on the beach at Neah Bay. Strips of materials and a finished basket sit nearby. The photo was taken by James G. McCurdy sometime between 1900 and 1910. McCurdy ... more
    Many of the Makah women who lived at Neah Bay, on the Olympic Peninsula, were known for their excellent basketry. They prepared grass and roots to make a variety of baskets and mats for daily use. Some of their tightly twined baskets were watertight.This photo shows a Makah basketmaker on the beach at Neah Bay. Strips of materials and a finished basket sit nearby. The photo was taken by James G. McCurdy sometime between 1900 and 1910. McCurdy spent part of his boyhood on the Makah Reservation on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
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