Gertrude Three Finger

Gertrude Three Finger, Cheyenne by Wm E Irwin

Gertrude Three Finger, Cheyenne by William E. Irwin (1871-1935). Irwin worked in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona in the 1890s and early 1900s, and specialized in photographing Native Americans. This photograph is an albumen print mounted on a cabinet card, archived in the Western History Collections of the University of Oklahoma Libraries, and featured in A Stylistic Analysis of American Indian Portrait Photography in Oklahoma, 1869-1904 (2001) by Amy Nelson. The woman’s dress is decorated with elk teeth.

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