Photograph of E. Pauline Johnson - 930.31.34_1


Photograph of E. Pauline Johnson

Maker: J.N. Edy & Co.
Medium:Photographic paper
Geography: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Date: 1872
9.3 x 6.2 cm
Object number: 930.31.34
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Evelyn H.C. Johnson; the Chiefswood Collection
Not on view

Studio photograph of E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913) at the age of eleven.  On the back is written "Pauline Johnson Canada November 28 1872". Pauline Johnson, poet, author, and performer, was born to Chief George H.M. Johnson, Mohawk (Haudenosaunee/Iroquois), and Emily (Howells) Johnson, an English woman.

In the early 20th century, Evelyn H.C. Johnson, Pauline Johnson's sister, 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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