Photograph of Henry Beverly (H.B.) Johnson - 930.31.27_1


Photograph of Henry Beverly (H.B.) Johnson

Maker: J.N. Edy & Co.
Medium:Photographic paper
Geography: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Date: 1873
10.2 x 6.1 cm
Object number: 930.31.27
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Evelyn H.C. Johnson; the Chiefswood Collection
Not on view

Studio photograph of Henry Beverly (H.B.) Johnson (1854-1894) sitting in a chair with an open book. On the back is written "To Mama, from her affectionate son January 21st 1873  H.B. Johnson, a Birthday Present".  H.B. Johnson was brother to E. Pauline Johnson, poet, author, and performer. Their parents were Chief George H.M. Johnson, Mohawk (Haudenosaunee/Iroquois), and Emily (Howells) Johnson, an English woman.

In the early 20th century, Evelyn H.C. Johnson, sister of H.B. and E. Pauline Johnson, donated to the Royal Ontario Museum a large number of objects named the Chiefswood Collection after the name of the Johnson family home. In this collection, Evelyn Johnson created a remarkable record of her family over four generations, and of events that involved the Iroquoian people at Six Nations from the end of the American Revolution to the Six Nations Agricultural Fair of 1922.

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