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    Group of Eleven Postcards of American Indians in Nevada. A wonderful collection of turn of the century (circa 1906) postcards, each featuring a black and white photograph and caption, produced by Smith & Co. in Carson City, Nevada. Each postcard measures approximately 5.5" x 3.5" and includes: "Didn't Want Picture." An oval photograph of eight Indian women with backs turned or heads covered, obscuring their faces from the camera. Duplicate included. [and:] "What Are the Wild Waves Saying." Two young Indian boys holding a parasol. [and:] "At Home." An elderly Indian man sits in front of two wickiups. [and:] "Two of a Kind - Washoe Squaws and Pappoose [sic]." Two Washoe women are pictured standing in front of a picket fence with backs turned carrying two infants in cradle boards. Both American Indian infants and the cradle carriers are referred to by the Algonquian word "papoose." [and:] "Educating for Motherhood." A young Indian girl stands in traditional dress holding a small cradle board in which rides a doll. Duplicate included. [and:] "Ida and Leah Hudson, 'Flute Children.'" Two young girls stand in traditional dress, the youngest holding a cradle carrier with a doll inside. [and:] "Buttons." A young Indian boy with a round face stands in "white clothing." A handwritten caption appears below the photograph, in ink, and reads: "A native son of the desert." [and:] "Melon vs. Piute [sic]." A young Paiute boy is photographed in "white clothing" while munching on a watermelon. Below the image is written, in pencil: "This didn't happen in Rawhide. Will write soon." Rawhide was a mining town established circa 1906 when gold and silver were discovered in the hills above the future site of the town. [and:] "The Little Mother." A young girl is photographed in profile with a cradle board suspended from her head.

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    May, 2012
    12th Saturday
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