Faces of the Elderly: Native Americans at the Turn of the Century

As a companion to last week’s post about young native Americans, this post is about elderly native Americans, taken at roughly the same time. It’s more interesting to look at the faces of the very old than younger people, because you can see the marks life has left on their faces. The lines on their…

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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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