Monday, January 30, 2017

19C Music in America - 1880s Native American Musicians

Photograph; cabinet card; studio portrait of two Iroquois musicians, a man and a woman, posing in front of a painted backdrop; the man is standing and holding a violin, he wears a shell gorget choker, beaded collar, bone necklace, fringed shirt, trousers and decorated moccasins; the woman is seated and holds a guitar; she wears a beaded crown, beaded (shell?) choker, beaded necklaces, fringed dress with beadwork at the bottom; North America. c 1880 from The British Museum.