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Potter Building Her Kiln  "1906"

Nampeyo (1859-1942), Hopi Pueblo woman, firing pottery outside.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1906-1906

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

5.5 x 8 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Hopi Pueblo, Hopi-Tewa, Native Americans, North America, Pueblo, Southwest

City:

Hanoki (Hano, Tewa), First Mesa, Hopi Reservation

County:

Navajo County

State:

Arizona

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_312042

Catalog Number:

P13692

Album Name:

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