Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Eskimo Man

Toy Week continues here at OPOD with this picture from the early 1900's. The picture shows an Eskimo man with a toy boat he has made for his son. Folks, this looks like some pretty fine craftsmanship, and I am sure the boat would float. What a fine toy, and fine gift.


  1. It is rather a nice looking boat, more like a work of art.

  2. Don't kid yourself. He isn't a toy maker, he is a boat builder and he makes boats for the little people that hunt sardines with harpoons.

    Really, that is NukNuk and he is a boat builder and that is just a sample of boats that he builds in real size. It easier to carry that around by dog sled from villiage to villiage than lug a full sized one.

    Hey, we need a little humor back in this site. The Evil Nate Mass must be off his feed, because he has posted any of his long drawn out accounts lately

    1. Pretty funny DADD, what has gotten into you today?

    2. Can't be serious every day.

      Keep up the good work, I'm so happy you got rid of thar hard to read WORD VERIFICATION

  3. By the way that is a very fine job of boat making. Toy or no toy.
    Yes indeed, and very fine job.

  4. Wonderful boat but I'm interested in his clothing.

  5. Very nice boat, but I'm curious to what the mans coat is made of? I suspect it is skin of something, although at first glance it looked much more modern, almost synthetic.

    Graham in St. John's

  6. The boat is likely a Skin on Frame design. Hides are sewn on to the frame making a light weight but strong boat.


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