|Indian Pulling Baby on Toboggan
|FES Title:||Winter Subject, Indian pulling baby on tobaggon|
|Alternate Titles:||Winter Migration; Indian Family and Tobaggon|
|Size:||41″H x 32″W|
|Published:|| Country Gentleman, February 1927: cover.
|Inscription:||lr: F.E. Schoonover / ’26|
|Comments:|| non-trany 4×5; form 11/18/07
|Commentary:|| Schoonover writes to Miss Brenner on March 9, 1927, in response to the query she sent to Country Gentleman about this cover illustration. She asked about the ‘type’ of people depicted. The response he wrote:
“I really had in mind the Montagnais of Eastern Canada. You will find the Montagnais (mountain or hill people) living now about Lake St. John…many of them have taken the white trappers for their companions, so really they are almost all half or quarter breeds…I lived with these Indians a long time…
All the details in the cover drawing are absolutely correct. The straight snow-shoe (the Montagnais type) – the high curve of the sled with its caribou lashings – the manner in which the Indian man has hooked the tump
Schoonover’s sketch for this work is #1486s.
|Provenance:||American Illustrators Gallery, New York; private collection|