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portrait of three women
  • David Francis Barry
    1854–1934
    born: Honeoye Falls, New York, United States ; died: Superior, Wisconsin, United States ; active: United States
  • portrait of three women, 1854–1890
  • Where object was made: Bismarck or Standing Rock, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • albumen print
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16.5 x 10.8 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14.8 x 9.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 13/16 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7467
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Inscriptions/Signature

Photograph of three women in front of a painted backdrop. The women on the left and right are seated and the woman in the back center appears to be standing. Each woman has dark hair parted in the center and wears a pair of very long strands of dentalium shell hair ornaments on either side of her head and down past her waist. The woman on the facing left wears a single strand shell necklace, a long multi-strand beaded necklace, a plaid dress and a striped blanket or shawl over her shoulders. The woman in the center wears a multi-strand dentalium choker necklace, a floral print dress, a leather belt with a metal stud decoration, and a plaid blanket or shawl over her shoulders. The woman on the facing right wears a single strand shell necklace, a leather belt with a metal stud decoration, a floral print dress and a plaid blanket or shawl over her shoulders.

The photo is mounted to a card that is light tan on the front and light greenish yellow on the back, printed with a floral pattern and with a decorative border.