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postcard of a Comanche mother and baby
  • Bates Studio
  • postcard of a Comanche mother and baby, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Lawton, Oklahoma, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 13.5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 5/16 x 3 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7479

Photograph of a seated woman holding a baby in a cradleboard. Her long dark hair falls over her shoulders, and she is wearing a light colored dress with a dark printed cloth wrapped around her waist and legs. The cradleboard has two long, pointed wooden pickets at the back that are decorated with tacks and the baby is bundled inside a rawhide or leather outer covering.