Friday, 27 November 2009

And Just To Round Out The Week:

I hope everyone had a lovely day yesterday! (If not, let me know and we'll gripe sometime ;) ) Also, it finally smells like winter.

Paiute group at Reno

1876: An Osage Man, Black Dog

1910: A Nuu-chah-nulth Whaler

1906: Albert Waters, Nez Perce

1904: Navajo Woman

1872: Eagle Man, Nakota

1871: Mojave

1891 Miniconjou Group

1907 Maricopa Saguaro Gatherers

1910 Kwakwaka'wakw woman gathering abalones in Washington

1923 Klamath Man

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

I Still Hate Thanksgiving..

but we'll continue with this, because it's fun.

1907 Yaqui Girl

1910 Wish-Ham Boy

1924 Datsolali, a Washo Basket-maker

1865 Chief Ouray & Chipela, Ute

1910 Umatilla Boy

1910 Tlakluit Indian woman, sitting on ground, placing salmon fillets

1907 Sioux

1869 Shoshone Man

1913 Quinault Woman

1921 Hopi Girl

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Those Who Came Before Us

Thanksgiving has come around again. I'm really going to miss last year's celebration of it- McDonalds with Elena and Cranberry sauce through a straw... We all know why we celebrate it, as a commemoration to a successful harvest when the Native Americans saved the lives of the settlers of Plymouth, Mass. by teaching them how to farm in the New World. Then we broke our treaties with them and slaughtered them all. But, as we have photographs to get to, I'll hold off on the rant against the US vs. the Native Americans. Sadly, I have no photographs of the Wompanoags, the tribe which so greatly helped the Pilgrims because of aforementioned treaty breaking and slaughter. Pretty much all of what I have are images of late 'Wild West' Native Americans. So here you go, a tribute (in antique photographs, of course) to the original inhabitants of this country who helped the European settlers in countless ways in all parts of this land.

1880 Jicarilla-Apache Man

1893 Arapaho women and child

1926 Blackfoot by the Bow River by E.S. Curtis

1910 Cayuse Woman

1927 The wife of Old Crow, Cheyenne

1868 Comanche Woman

1929 Inuit Women Cutting up a Beluga Whale

1900 Nez Perce couple

1868 Four Pawnee men and a mixed-blood interpreter

1913 Quileute Indian woman

Friday, 20 November 2009

The Final Notes

Once again, it's late. And I have consumption. Therefore, it looks as if I'll NOT be going to Gettysburg this weekend. (Big :( face) The good news is I'll be posting a bunch of new stuff on etsy tomorrow! :-D

1954 in Puerto Rico


1866 Herald of the Susuhunan of Surakarta, Java

1895 'The Note That Never Came'

1900 'Oh Dem Golden Slippers, Oh!'

1913 Germany

1927 School Orchestra, Napoleonville, LA

1935 Franny Vienna, Pat O'Malley and Pearl Rivers
crowd around the microphone during a performance of Radio People, UK

Unknown, but really cute

Cigarette Card, Unknown Date

Thursday, 19 November 2009


As much as I love you all, (even if you won't (for the most part) reveal who you are) I'm really tired, so I have no witty or exciting sounding banter today. Just more old photographs of people with their musical instruments. Mayhap the memory of their images will lull me quickly to sleep.


Starlets! The label on the photograph says Kid Millions Trio.
I'm assuming it has something to do with the show.

1897 by Louise Binder-Mestro, 'Vielle Chanson'. Her costume is 1830s ish

1931 Two Couples Swing-Dancing by the Riverside in the UK

1860s Snake Charmers, Unknown Location

1860s Harpist!

1895 Village Orchestra of Ruthenian and Jewish musicians, Verecke, Bereg County

1900 Oscar Page, a logger from Wendling, Oregon,
with his Port Townsend built Symphony Harp Guitar

1912 'Menuett'. Costumes are, I believe, Regency period

1925 Harrison Emanuel

1935 Elementary School Orchestra