Setting the Lynx Trap
FES Title: Setting lynx trap
Alternate Titles: The Cabane-(Setting a Trap for the Lynx) (1931, 1934); Building the Lynx Cabane (1969, 1979, 1986, 2004)
Date: 1904
Size: 17.5″H x 11.5″W
Medium: oil-crayon-ill-brd
Type: illustration
Published: Schoonover, Frank E. “Breaking Trail.” Scribner’s Magazine, May 1905: 573.
caption: Building the lynx cabane

The World’s Work. March 1924: cover.

Render, Lorne E. Glenbow Collects: An Exhibition. Calgary, AB: Glenbow Museum, 1969: 30. (catalog)

Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of the Wilderness. Toronto: Methuen, 1974: 134.
caption: Building the lynx cabane

Brandywine River Museum. Frank E. Schoonover, Illustrator. Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1979: 22, 53. (catalog)
caption: Building the Lynx Cabane, 1904

Larson, Judy L. American Illustration, 1890-1925: Romance, Adventure & Suspense. Calgary, AB: Glenbow Museum, 1986: 56, 95, 157.
caption: “Building the lynx cabane” (catalog)

Inscription: lr: F.E. Schoonover
Annotations: en verso – stamped : “Wil-Del Art Shop, 907 Tatnall Street, Wilmington, Delaware” / phone 5-5575
Exhibitions: 1911 PAFA; 1931 FES; 1934 Wesleyan; 1969 Glenbow (catalog); 1979 FES (catalog); 1986 Glenbow (catalog); 2000 Glenbow (catalog); 2004 Glenbow
Comments: Glenbow #59.35.2; hinged; seen 8/03; form 8/21/03; index; edit;
Commentary: “The 23rd (February) – 24th- and til noon of the 25th, I walked some two miles from camp, drawing a lynx trap…He
[the trapper] builds a trap called a cabane. It is like a little house, open in front: the back wall is the tree, the side walls are built of stakes driven in the snow, and the top is roofed over with green balsam boughs.” (trip dairy) See #194 for further commentary.
See related photograph by Schoonover of an indian boy checking a trap in Canada. (#214p)
Provenance: Artist; Helen L. Card, Latendorf Bookshop, New York; Collection of Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (July 27, 1959)
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