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Family II (Awareness Series)

Barry Pottle

MEDIUM Digital print on paper
DATE 2011
DIMENSIONS 61cm x 41cm
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: purchased with the support of the Elizabeth L. Gordon Art Program, 2020
A colour photography presents a series of red medallions with black inscriptions fixed on metal hooks. The objects are called "Eskimo Identification Tag" and were used by the Government of Canada in the 1940-50's for census purposes. Photographed tags read identification numbers, handwritten names and date of birth along with other text.

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