Unique diorama depicting a North American river-scene

 

United States of America, early 20th century

H. 36 x W. 68.5 x D. 34 cm

The diorama is fitted with lightning, fabricated with plaster, twigs, clay and other natural materials, the figures in painted plate-steel. On the river two rafts can be seen, one with four trappers the other with trappers and an enslaved and their communal luggage. On one of the crates on the luggage- raft are the initials FH. In a canoe and on the shore are several North American Natives, some fishing and others cooking a meal.