Place: Milford House area, NS
Ownership/Collection: Collection of Marg Miller
Source: Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax
Reference Number: P113/ 2000.4.20/ N-18,426
Image Use: Free for personal research and non-commercial educational use.
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Louis Harlowe and his wife Madeline lived in a rough camp near Milford House during the summers. He guided sportsmen, and she made baskets to sell to tourists. Louis was an outstanding moose hunter and caller. During the winter they lived at Bear River, NS. Written on obverse: "Louis Harlowe, Indian Guide/Laps Full of Cats." A note with the photo, by Darlene Ricker, reads, "Louis is Sarah Harlowe's father-in-law." Louis sits in a chair, his pipe in his mouth, holding a recently killed wildcat and a house cat on his lap. One of 116 images collected for copying by Darlene Ricker between 1990 and 1997, as part of a project of the Bear River Mi'kmaq Reserve, Bear River, NS. Initiated by Chief Frank Meuse, the project, set up to preserve the reserve's history, resulted in a book by Darlene Ricker, 1997. The Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax, contributed the copywork for all photographs lent to the project, on the understanding that they would keep the copy negatives, but return the originals and provide the lenders with 8x10 prints of each item loaned for copying.
Nova Scotia, Milford House area; Harlowe, Louis; animals; wildcats; cats; hunters; guides