Monday, July 16, 2012

Indian Cowboy



Today's picture was taken in 1908 and shows a Sioux Indian. The man is wearing a unique combination of both Cowboy and Indian items. I wish I knew more about this man, and his background.

7 comments:

  1. If you took away the cigarette, and the cowboy gear, it would be a super great profile of an American Indian

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  2. The smoke from the cigarette looks like it was added after the picture was taken, which I find interesting. I wonder, how did they do that without Photoshop? All of my cameras have been digital, film cameras are beyond my experience.

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  3. I wonder if that was an advertisement.

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  4. Dang it. THAT is one great photo. Nice mix of two cultures too.

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  5. Very sophisticated looking photo scene arrangement.
    Possibly an old cigarette add judging from the prominence of the cigarette placement.

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  6. Indian cowboys were more common in the first decade of the 20th Century than we'd suppose. I've run into photographs and accounts of them. They were a people adjusting to a new world, and in some ways this allowed them to have a foot in both.

    On cigarettes, cigarettes as photo props were extremely common in portraits at one time. Smoking, of course, was very common, but photographers liked that look.

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