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Outdoor portrait of Eliza Thomas (ca. 1821-ca. 1922), mother of Juan Thomas, posing against an adobe house and holding a woven basket. It is estimated by Edward Davis that she is almost 100 years old in this photograph.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1919-1919

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

3.25 x 5.5 in.

Cultures:

Akimel O'odham (Pima), American Indians, Native Americans, North America, O'odham, Southwest

City:

Blackwater, Gila River Reservation

County:

Pinal County

State:

Arizona

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Edward H. Davis owned a ranch outside San Diego, California, and became fascinated with local Indian people. The collection of Native objects he developed attracted the attention of George Heye, who purchased many items from Davis and hired him as a field collector in 1916. Photographs by Davis from southern California and northern Mexico probably accompanied the objects he sold to or collected for MAI.

Source ID:

NMAI_325356

Catalog Number:

P00370

Album Name:

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