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From card: "Twined. Cone shaped basket." Note re photo: neg. # 2000-8792 is a shot of two baskets; E360831 is on the right and E313178 is on the left.
There is some Victor Evans correspondence with Native American artifact collector Harry Lewis George of St. Joseph, Missouri during 1917/1918 in the collections of the St. Joseph Museums, St. Joseph, Missouri which indicates that Evans was trading pieces with George, including acquiring four Modoc baskets in exchange for an elk foot bag in early 1918. See Evans, Victor J., "Letter from Victor J. Evans to Harry George," The Harry L. George Collection, accessed October 10, 2018, https://harrylgeorgecollection.omeka.net/items/show/1559 . The Harry L. George collection and records are in the St. Joseph Museum. Basket E360831 has a small printed number of 4089. Sarah Elder, Curator of Collections at the St. Joseph Museum, has identified this number as one from Harry L. George. She indicates that this basket was originally recorded as Klamath in the records of Harry L. George's collection. She also indicates it was identified as: basket conch shell imitation beaver(?) The basket is indeed cone/shell shaped. It is possible that the beaver(?) reference may have been to fur that might formerly have been attached to the rim of the basket, which does have loose threads that make it look like there was once an attachment.
15 Oct 2018
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- Basket. 1904. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://collections.si.edu/search/results.htm?q=record_ID%3Anmnhanthropology_8407703&repo=DPLA. (Accessed October 20, 2019.)
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- (1904) Basket. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://collections.si.edu/search/results.htm?q=record_ID%3Anmnhanthropology_8407703&repo=DPLA
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://collections.si.edu/search/results.htm?q=record_ID%3Anmnhanthropology_8407703&repo=DPLA>.