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portrait of a mother and infant
  • Fred R. Shiffert
    1881–1976
    born: Pennsylvania, United States ; died: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States ; active: United States
  • portrait of a mother and infant, 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
  • 2007.7494
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Photograph of a woman holding an infant, seated in front of a painted backdrop of a garden trellis. She wears a light colored dress with two white bands near the bottom, a white fringed shawl with a floral pattern around her shoulders, and white beaded moccasins. The baby is bundled inside a small cradleboard, and is covered in a floral cloth. There is possible beadwork around the top of the cradleboard.