Tag: 1900’s

The Klickitat, Yakima, and Umtilla Native Americans – beautiful photographs taken in early 1900s

“Our faith and our friendships are not shattered by one big act but by many small neglects.’ J. Gustave White Edward Sheriff Curtis (February 16, 1868 – October 19, 1952) was an American ethnologist and photographer of the American West … Read More

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See beautiful Nez Percé Native American portraits by photographer Edward S. Curtis taken ca. 1903 with films

The Nez Percé are an American Indian tribe who live in the Pacific Northwest region (Columbia River Plateau) of the United States. The Nez Perce territory at the time of Lewis and Clark (1804-1806) was approximately 17,000,000 acres. It covered … Read More

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Imagine your child of 10-12 working in a factory like this – [photographs from 1900s]

During the early 1900’s, child labor was a major problem across the United States. Instead of attending school, many underage children worked to supplement family income. Even though child labor had been condemned in America since the early 1800’s, it … Read More

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Extraordinary 1885 [portraits] of Native Americans includes Sitting Bull with Buffalo Bill

Portraits of Native Americans This photograph is of Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill, 1885 taken by David Francis Barry photographer (1854-1934) Photograph originally taken by William Notman studios, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, during Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, August 1885. Later … Read More

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St. Louis, Missouri World’s Fair – there were many Native American exhibits as these pics show

The World’s Fair took place in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. Below are some stereoscope pictures of many of the Native Americans at the event. David K. [i.e., R.] Francis declaring the exposition opened, World’s Fair, St. Louis, 1904 A … Read More

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What if you had to pack everything in your house and move across country in a covered wagon like this?

We have trucks, moving vans and paved roads today which makes moving from one state to another much easier. Imagine having to pack up an move all your belongings in covered wagons and on trails rather than paved roads.  The … Read More

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