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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

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.

 

What is the white object in her hand?

What is the white object in her hand?

[The furry hide of Objectus albinus. - Dave]

Pity

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.

 
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