Two Figure Indian Style Totem Pole

Circa 1930


aw item number:  1998.059
artist Robert Struckhoff, St. Louis Missouri
date manufactured:  Circa 1930

size:  29"L x 70"H x 10"W

composition:  Wood

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color:  Yellow, red, brown & various
acquisition date:  3/1/1998

status:  Collection

description:  A two figure American Indian style totem pole. Hand carved from a 6 x 6 wooden timber. Features include a knobby head, large beak, 29" wing span, three dimensional legs and ferocious teeth. Colorfully painted in bright tones.

information:  This totem pole was created by Robert Struckhoff and his father during Bob's youth as a Boy Scout. Since 1930 it adorned the lodge at Beaumont Scout Reservation and was later returned to Bob after 50 years of use.