University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Judith Berman

Building a Collection

Native Californian Basketry at the University of Pennsylvania Museum

By: Judith Berman

One afternoon in April of 1905, a Pennsylvania Dutch mill owner named Henry K. Deisher stopped by the University Museum for an appointment with the curator of the American Section. Being a col­lector of Native American basketry (Fig. l), Deisher hoped the curator would show him such “Indian bas­kets” as were not on exhibit in […]