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United States Indian School student

United States Indian School student

Photographer / Artist: Cobb Studio

Department: Photo Archives
Date: ca. 1900
Medium: glass plate negative
Dimensions:
6 9/16 × 4 15/16 in. (16.7 × 12.5 cm)
Classification: Photography
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Tom S. Hatton and Zack Clem
Object number: PA1981.125.118
DescriptionPortrait of a young man wearing the uniform of the United States Indian School. He is wearing leather shoes, dark pants, a military-style jacket and vest, and a scarf tied at his collar. He wears a light colored hat on his head. He is standing on a woven rug in front of a studio backdrop. He rests his right hand on a small wooden table that has a stack of books on it. He is looking to the left of the camera.
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Cobb Studio
United States Indian School student
ca. 1900
digital reproduction of a glass plate negative
gift of Tom S. Hatton and Zack Clem
PA1981.125.118

Portrait of an unidentified young man wearing the uniform of the United States Indian School. The military-style uniform was standard for the male students. When students arrived at the school, they were usually stripped of their tribal clothing and their hair was cut.


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