Tuesday, June 28, 2016

19C Music in America - 1880s Native American Musicians



Photograph; cabinet card; studio portrait of two Iroquois musicians, a man and a woman, posing in front of a painted backdrop; the man is standing and holding a violin, he wears a shell gorget choker, beaded collar, bone necklace, fringed shirt, trousers and decorated moccasins; the woman is seated and holds a guitar; she wears a beaded crown, beaded (shell?) choker, beaded necklaces, fringed dress with beadwork at the bottom; North America. c 1880 from The British Museum


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