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If you took away the cigarette, and the cowboy gear, it would be a super great profile of an American Indian
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.
I wonder if that was an advertisement.
Dang it. THAT is one great photo. Nice mix of two cultures too.
Very sophisticated looking photo scene arrangement.Possibly an old cigarette add judging from the prominence of the cigarette placement.
A great photograph.
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.