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Nova Scotia Fisherman Doll Wearing Oil Cloth Hat, Jacket, and Pants (Three Quarter View)

Nova Scotia Fisherman Doll Wearing Oil Cloth Hat, Jacket, and Pants (Three Quarter View)

Salt water fisherman doll from Nova Scotia. He is dressed in oil cloth hat, jacket, and pants. He is made with stuffed fabric and his facial features are created with markers. His hair is made from rope, and he has a turtleneck sweater under his jacket. He is wearing "leather" boots made with vinyl. Tag: "Fisherman/Seafarer circa 1880-1940. The Seafarer's outfit would have commonly been worn throughout most regions of the North Atlantic coast of North America. The "oil cloth" outfit was designed for heavy weather and consisted of the Sou'wester (hat), jacket and pants. All were made from unbleached cotton (duck cloth) and soaked in boiled linseed oil or lampblack mixed with linseed oil and dried. Repeating this process 3 or 4 times, and with a final coat of varnish, they were impervious to water. However, this also made them combustible and had to be worn and stored with care. Handcrafted in Atlantic Canada by: Faite a la main au Canada atlantique par: Salt Bay Artisans." The figure is 15 inches (38 cm) tall.

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Galleries: Coat, Male, North America, Nova Scotia
Keywords: All_Nova_Scotia, Atlantic, Canada, North America, Nova Scotia, doll, duck cloth, figurine, fisherman, fisherman's hat, hand made, handcrafted, lampblack, linseed oil, male, man, oil cloth, seafarer, stuffed fabric
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.05
F Number: 18
Original Dimensions: 3144×5492
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 23611