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portrait of a young girl
  • United States
  • portrait of a young girl, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: United States
  • albumen print?
  • Object Height/Width: 16.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 1/2 x 4 5/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7496
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Photograph of a young girl standing in front of a studio backdrop. Another figure was cut out of the photo and is partially visible on the facing left edge. Her hair is parted down the middle and she has a small braid on either side of her face. She is wearing a buckskin dress that is decorated with elk tooth beads along the yoke and sleeves, and has very long fringes around her midsection and on the sleeves. The bottom half of the dress is decorated with floral beadwork patterns and more fringe along the bottom edge.