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I sent a copy of this to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian to find out if they could identify what tribe they may be from. The reply I received reads:
“There are not enough distinctive articles to make a positive tribal identification. However, the purses provide some distinction as coming from the plateau area of the country.”
I explained to them that the negative came from Denver so he must be referring to the Colorado Plateau. The tribes inhabiting that area today are the: Hopi, Havasupai, Hualapai, Kaibab Band of Paiute, Navajo, Ute, White Mountain Apache, Zuni.
Hopefully a Native American Shorpyite or someone educated in Native American cultures will be able to narrow it down a little further.
Scanned from the original 4x3 inch glass negative. View full size.
Not sure what this building is or where. Photo likely taken in the teens or early 20's going by the cars in the picture. Print from my negatives collection. View full size.
Unknown location, likely teens or twenties, you can see trolleys on the bridge. Print from my negatives collection. View full size.
Unknown location, taken sometime in the teens looking at the clothing fashions. Print from my negatives collection. View full size.
Great-grandparents and grandmother, taken in the late 1910s or early 1920s, but I don't know where. View full size.
Looking up Fremont Street in Las Vegas from South Second toward the Fremont Casino & Carnival Room around Christmas 1958. 35mm Kodachrome slide taken by my late father with a Kodak Retina 1a camera. View full size.