Woman's basketry hat, woven in wrapped twining of hemp, bear grass, and an unidentified plant fiber. The design has three triangular units along the top and three along the bottom. The buckskin thong at the top of the hat is used to tie the warps...
Round basketry bag, woven in wrapped twining with hemp warps and wefts of an unidentified plant fiber. The overall design is comprised of stylized human faces in a diamond shaped lattice. The rim is bound in buckskin and has a buckskin drawstring.
Oblong basket with a sloping shoulder and a flat lid. The base and lid are plaited basketry of split cedar bark, bear grass and cherry bark in a checker pattern over flat pieces of wood. The body of the basket is coiled and imbricated in cedar...
Oval basket with flared sides. Coiled of split cedar root with imbrication of bear grass and horsetail root. The design is a series of step shapes arranged in zigzag bands. At the rim is a row of X-shaped elements.
Round basketry bag with straight sides. Twined of hemp with false embroidered decoration of corn husk. The overall pattern is comprised of triangle shapes with plain twined elements pointing down and false embroidered elements pointing up.
Great Northern Railway; Great Northern Tunnel; Seattle, WA; King County; worker, railroad construction; tunnel
Workers haul dirt in wheelbarrows out of the tunnel under construction for the Great Northern Railway. Shifts of men worked 24 hours a day on the project, each crew wanting to be the first to break through to complete the tunnel.