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Iahla ("Willow") – Taos  "1905"

Portrait of Taos man Iahla (Ban Yita), wearing a cloth over his head and a silver bolo tie (?). Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1905-1905

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

11.5 x 16 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Native Americans, North America, Pueblo, Southwest, Taos Pueblo, Tiwa Pueblos

City:

Taos Pueblo, Taos Reservation

County:

Taos County

State:

New Mexico

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print probably from the collection of Brigadier General James M.J. Sanno (1840-1907, U.S. Army); inherited by his daughter Mrs. Montgomery Waddell (Genevieve Sanno Waddell, 1870-1948); donated to MAI in General Sanno's memory at an unknown date.

Source ID:

NMAI_312087

Catalog Number:

P13682

Album Name:

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