Anonymous (United States)
Untitled, Yakama (?) man posed with props
Gelatin silver (printed out), ca. 1910
On an ornately embossed card mount. NOTE: The props in this image suggest that the portrait was highly posed by the photographer. The beadwork and costume are a mix of several tribes. Of special note is the Plateau cornhusk bag that the man has over his arm, an ornament that was used only by women from the Nez Perce or Umatilla tribes, and never by men. The costume appears to be buckskin, which would also suggest that it is a prop. Last, the man is stocking footed and is not wearing moccasins, which would have been an important part of his ceremonial gear
Size:6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (16.5 x 11.5 cm.)
No. 22.14
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