Saturday, January 17, 2009

Faces

This is Eagle Dog, Yankton Dakota, photographed in 1908

Put me in a room piled high with old photo albums and just leave me alone. Oh, you can slide some food under the door from time to time. But I will be happy. I don't have to know the people or their families. But I'll know them all pretty well when I'm done.

Today I stumbled upon the most wonderful collection of American Indian portraits. It isn't credited very well, but the pictures are fantastic. If you like that sort of thing, and have a couple of hours to meet some interesting folks, I recommend it highly.

The album is here.

6 comments:

Z said...

I LOVE pictures like that..what a handsome one you have HERE!

Keep looking during the inauguration..it might help!

theotherryan said...

Last weekend Grandma and I were having drinks and looking at old photo albums. That stuff is priceless.

BobG said...

I love looking over old pictures; it's like looking through a window on the past. I especially like the small details; those are what shows the character and personality of the people and their times.

EcoRover said...

Here's a question for you: They aren't photos per se, but is anything know about the Indians on the buffalo nickel or Indian-head penney? Were the images modelled on actual Indians, or?

Rio Arriba said...

ER--

For buffalo nickel, go here...

http://www.goldmountainmining.com/inbufnic.html

Here's some stuff about the penny...

http://www.treas.gov/education/fact-sheets/currency/indian-head.shtml

larryb said...

What a great pic to share with us all in here. I'll have to cut and paste the link into my browser though because it's not a working hyper-link, unfortunately. :-( Many folks will click away from your page when they hit a dead link. I really dig the ways of life that the original natives developed. I've often said that I should have been born about a couple of hundred years ago, as an Indian. :-)

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