Tag: 1900’s

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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 parts of present-day Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho, in an area surrounding the Snake, Salmon […]

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Did you know that a German threatened to shoot Marconi for invented the radio?

(People feared radio waves when it was first invented. They complained of headaches and damaged nerves from the waves passing through them. Inventor Marconi even received death threats from people who claimed nerve damage. This controversy continues today with the advent of cell phones and electricity. ) Guglielmo Marconi The Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi who […]

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See these rare, vivid portraits of Native Americans from Buffalo Bills Wild West Show

Portraits of Native Americans from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show Bad Bear, American Indian from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show taken by photographer Gertrude Kasebier (1852-1934) taken around 1900 Whirling horse – American Indian taken by photographer Gertrude Kasebier (1852-1934) around 1900 Flying Hawk American Indian taken by photographer Gertrude Kasebier (1852-1934) around 1900 Plenty […]

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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 and of Native American peoples. He photographed many Native Americans during his lifetime. Some of […]

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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 copyrighted by D.F. Barry in June 1897 Two photos (front and side) of Amos Little, […]