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A Pima home
  • D.M. Horkmans
  • A Pima home, circa 1905
  • Where object was made: Arizona Territory (present-day Arizona), United States
  • glass lantern slide
  • Object Height/Width: 8.3 x 10.1 cm
    Object Height/Width: 3 1/4 x 4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7928
Description

Glass lantern slide of a home, identified as Akimel O'odham (Pima). In the background is a low, rounded structure made from a wood frame covered with grasses or small twigs and with a small, rounded opening. In front of the home stands a woman in a long cotton dress, holding an infant on her hip. Standing next to her on the facing left side of the image is a young boy, and on the facing right side of the image are two young girls in dresses, one seated and one standing. In the front left corner of the frame is a black and white dog walking in front of the boy.