Young and Beautiful: American Indians at the Turn of the Century

Today’s post features separate and- as far as I know, at least- unrelated American Indian subjects. All pictures are from the Library of Congress. There is scant information about these images, but what is available is included here.   The first is Moon Beam. This young woman was a Potawatomi Indian who was photographed in June 1909…

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From Edinburgh, a Photograph with Atmosphere

This wonderful photograph has Atmosphere. Somewhere, between the light and shadows, in the dark corners… there’s something unseen here. Photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn captured this image in 1905, when he was 23 years old. It’s called Weir’s Close.

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San Francisco Glamour

In my recent foray into the federal archives, I began to notice that the reference info on many of the most interesting photos indicated they came from San Francisco. Many of these San Francisco images were tagged “glamour photographs”: an irresistible combination! I’m excited to share my findings here, but first I need to issue…

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