• Creator
  • Rutter, Thomas H.
  • Created Date
  • 1900~
  • Description
  • Four Plateau women and one man pose in the studio of a Yakima-area photographer at the turn of the 19th century. The two women on the right hold woven cornhusk bags, and one woman on the left carries a beaded bag. Also notable are their necklaces with large shell pendants, their shell earrings, and their beaded belts. The young man holds a gilded mirror and wears a Pendleton blanket around his waist. The large windows which provided light for ... more
    Four Plateau women and one man pose in the studio of a Yakima-area photographer at the turn of the 19th century. The two women on the right hold woven cornhusk bags, and one woman on the left carries a beaded bag. Also notable are their necklaces with large shell pendants, their shell earrings, and their beaded belts. The young man holds a gilded mirror and wears a Pendleton blanket around his waist. The large windows which provided light for the portrait would have been cropped out in the final copy.The Yakama, Nez Perce, Spokane, and other Plateau tribes of Washington state live east of the Cascade Range in the area drained by the Columbia River.Thomas H. Rutter, a British veterinarian, came to the United States from Australia in the late 1860s. After photographing in Montana in the 1870s and 1880s, and Tacoma, Washington, in the 1890s, Rutter opened a studio in North Yakima (now Yakima). He retired around 1906 and died in 1925. (Steven L. Grafe, "Lee Moorhouse: Photographer... less
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    photograph
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