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Sioux mother and children
  • Orville John Green
    1872–1938
    born: Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States ; died: McPherson, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Sioux mother and children, 1899–1903
  • Where object was made: Pine Ridge, South Dakota, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 17 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 11/16 x 4 3/4 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7545
Description
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Photograph of two women, two boys, and one girl in front of a painted backdrop. There are two women standing at the back who are wearing dark dresses with dentalium shell decoration. In the front row there is a girl seated in the front center who is also wearing a dress with dentalium shell decoration and she has a white decorated blanket on her lap. The boy seated on the facing left is wearing a dark jacket and trousers, a scarf around his neck and leather shoes. The boy seated on the facing right is wearing a dark jacket and short pants, leather shoes, and large decorated gloves.