NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN REAL BOARD PHOTOGRAPH, slightly larger image than a postcard, possibly a wedding photo of a married Native American couple that attended Chilocco Indian School in Oklahoma in the early 1900's. The couple is identified on the back as "Mr. and Mrs. George Brown" friends of Matilda Stand (who also attended Chilocco) and is dated April, 23, 1910. They are dressed in the high fashion of the time period, however, Mr. Brown has a beaded watch fob showing on his left side. Mr. Brown looks to be a full blood, while his wife could be half. The two Browns that I found in the Chilocco roles shows for this time period one was of Winnebago heritage and he was a track star and a graduate of the harness department. The other Brown that was also a graduate was identified as being Chippewa and upon graduation accepted a job in South Dakota. No other mentions were made.
Matilda was a bit more interesting! She was listed as a full blood (I believe Quapaw) and ended up marrying an older man who was the Alex Lewis Beaver who was the second chief of the Quapaws in Miami, Oklahoma. I will be posting some other photographs and information on Chilocco and Alex and Matilda (Midge) Beaver in the future.
Photograph is embossed with: "Miller" Arkansas City, Kansas. This was one of the closest towns to Chilocco and many school photographs were taken at this studio.
SIZE: 7 3/4" Wide by 10 3/4" Length: Image size: 4" Wide by 5 1/2" Length
CONDITION: Image is sharp and crisp and in focus. The mat board is stained with moisture marks and has some soiling and light curling on the the edges.
Photographs and Postcards will come in an acid free sleeve and hard mailer. Thank you for your interest!
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