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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Two Tribes: 1925

Two Tribes: 1925

November 12, 1925. Washington, D.C. "John Ayers, Chief of Weeminuche tribe of Ute, and Miss Meleta Chavez. Office of Congressman John Morrow of New Mexico." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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What is the white object in her hand?

What is the white object in her hand?

[The furry hide of Objectus albinus. - Dave]


I would love to have seen this in color. I'll bet his blanket (shawl, poncho, etc.) was fantastic!

A study in contrast

Note the parallel contrast between the weathered, world-worn condition of their shoes and faces. Satin vs. leathery. Nice shot.

As my father used to say:

Jeez, look at the canal boats on that one.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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