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Hopi Maidens Creating Squash Blossom Hairdress III
  • Adam Clark Vroman
    born: LaSalle, Illinois, United States ; died: Altadena, California, United States
  • Hopi Maidens Creating Squash Blossom Hairdress III, circa 1902
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15.5 x 20.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 1/8 x 8 3/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of William Van Keppel Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0043

Black-and-white image of two women in profile, facing each other, and seated on a black and white, horizontally striped, square rug. There is a stone wall in the right side of the background, a smooth, white wall in the center of the background, and the inside of a small shelter in the left side of the image. Inside the shelter there are several dark, flat, round objects and there is a stick leaning against the wall. The woman in the left side of the image appears to be older, and she has straight, dark, shiny hair that is parted in the center and braided into two, long ropes which fall down her chest. She is braiding the hair of the girl seated in the right side of the image, using a long, thin, round object. Both of the women are wearing dark, short-sleeved dresses.