Monday, May 18, 2009

Native Alaskan

Today we feature a picture of a Native Alaskan. The picture was taken in the early 1900's by Edward Curtis. You remember that Edward took many of the great Native American pictures we have featured in the past. She possesses a timeless beauty.

8 comments:

  1. She has especially pretty facial features. However, the Inuit are a people that inhabit northernmost North America from northern Alaska to eastern Canada and Greenland.

    My stereotypical image of the Eskimo people are those with round, plump faces. The vast area of their habitat offers different body types, no doubt.

    Nice photo.

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  2. Yes, she was truly beautiful.

    It's really too bad so many of our teenagers and young people today aren't so wholesome looking.

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  3. I see kindness and an inner nobility or virtue in her eyes and expression. I'd be curious to compare the the original to this enhanced version. The editing seems to intensify the striking imagery of the photograph. I'd also love to see the character of the subject's natural beauty.

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  4. Incredible photo. Beautiful !!!

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  5. Hard life and hard work probably wore her down fast.

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  6. what a sweet face... and the framing of the fur trimmed hood makes her even more lovely. i love images like this of "unconventional" beauty.

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  7. The beauty of her face is rather surprising in light of the expected appearence of the average Alaskan Eskimo who has as a primary staple of their diet whale blubber!

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