Papoose Weeps in his Calcleeps - c. 1928


Papoose Weeps in his Calcleeps - Markham

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Early photographers often created pairs of photos of babies - one happy and one sad. This view pairs with Markham's photograph titled "Little Chief". See the Related Photos section below to click through to Little Chief. Calcleeps, the word used by photographer Markham, is apparently a Native American term for the cradleboard. I'm not clear which tribal language it's from, but since most of Markham's studio photos were taken in The Dalles, the term may be Wasco. Customers often bought both the happy and the sad photos to display side-by-side. The smaller sizes we offer lend themselves to this use. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0403
Photographer Benjamin C. Markham
Location The Dalles, Wasco County
Subject Native Americans, Portraits
Decade 1920s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Postcard
Size of Original 3.1 x 5.1 inches
Photographer's Number Number 286

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Little Chief - c. 1928

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