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family portrait
  • Fred R. Shiffert
    1881–1976
    born: Pennsylvania, United States ; died: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States ; active: United States
  • family portrait, 1910–1925
  • Where object was made: El Reno, Oklahoma, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 18 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Width: 7 1/16 x 5 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7487
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Photograph of a man, woman, and child in front of a painted backdrop of fringed and floral patterned curtains. The woman has long dark hair worn parted in the center and braided, and is wearing a printed woolen shawl with fringed edges around her shoulders. A young girl is standing in front of her and is wearing a dark colored dress decorated with elk's teeth across the yoke and down the sleeves. She also wears a thick, white multi-strand necklace and beaded moccasins and leggings. The man has short dark hair and is seated in a wooden chair. He is wearing a white shirt, dark vest, and dark trousers, as well as fringed moccasins and has a dark hat on the floor next to the chair.