Tobacconist Shop Figure of a Native American Man (from Kelleher's Smoke Shop at 2 State St., Newburyport, Massachusetts) "Cigar Store Indian"

Unknown American, American
Newburyport, Massachusetts


about 1850-1890

Painted wood with gold leaf

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the Class of 1930



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Fred Wilson, So Much Trouble in the World - Believe It or Not!, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 4-December 11, 2005.

Publication History

John Hardy Wright, Vernacular Visions: Folk Art of Old Newbury, Newburyport, Massachusetts: Cushing House Museum, 1994, ill. p. 108

Ralph Sessions, The Shipcarvers' Art: Figureheads and Cigar-Store Indians in Nineteenth-Century America, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2005, pp. 124, ill. p. 127.

Barbara Thompson, Fred Wilson, So Much Trouble in the World - Believe It or Not!, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2005.


John J. Kelleher, Kelleher's Smoke Shop at 2 State St., Newburyport, Massachusetts, until about 1914; unknown shop, New Haven, Connecticut; sold to the "Dartmouth Class of 1930"; given to the college in 1955 for the Class of 1930's 25th Reunion.

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