(1620) Up Past the Grinning Totem Poles of the Siwash

Up Past the Grinning Totem Poles of the Siwash
FES Title: Up past the grinning totem poles of the Siwash – the two cedar canoes pioneered
Alternate Titles:
Date: 02/13/1928
Size: 29″H x 45″W
Medium: oil-on-Heavy-Cotton-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Mowery, William Byron. “Hearts Aflight.” Red Book Magazine, May 1928: 44-45.
caption: They set off to penetrate the wilderness and find that gold–field up past the grinning totem-poles of hostile Siwash Villages, following the river to its headwaters, the two cedar canoes pioneered.
Inscription: ll: F.E. Schoonover / ’28
Annotations: en verso on stretcher: “1621”
en verso on partial label on stretcher: “Part II / (Mating Moon) Pg 30/ …ne grinning …/…me great …/…es”
Comments: DAM scan 7/22/04; index; edit;
Christie’s, LA, 11/16/2005 #148 p. 106
Provenance: Richard Koffenberger; Kathleen Cameron and Alan Smith, Eureka, California; Christie’s, Los Angeles (November 16, 2005); private collection

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