Mother and Son, Likely Nez Perce or Wasco - circa 1885


Mother and Son, Likely Nez Perce or Wasco

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This studio portrait by an unidentified photographer shows a mother and son in fine ceremonial garb, probably taken somewhere in north-central Oregon. Their clothing identifies them as a Plateau tribe, likely Nez Perce or Wasco.

This contradicts an early notation in handwriting stating they were from the Modoc tribe in southern Oregon, but one thing studying old photos teaches us is that incorrect identification is not a recent invention.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1153
Photographer Unknown
Location Unknown Oregon
Subject Native Americans, Portraits
Decade 1880s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Cabinet Card
Size of Original 3.8 x 5.5 inches
Photographer's Number No