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portrait of a Sioux man and wife
  • Orville John Green
    born: Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States ; died: McPherson, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • portrait of a Sioux man and wife, 1899–1905
  • Where object was made: Pine Ridge, South Dakota, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 16 x 21.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 5/16 x 8 7/16 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7579

Photograph of a man and woman standing in front of a backdrop. The woman is wearing a dark dress with dentalium shell decoration. The man is wearing a dark shirt with a hairpipe breastplate and is mostly hidden by a dark colored wearing blanket with beaded decoration.