Saturday, October 27, 2012
A Postcrosser sent me this very nice portrait of an Ojibwa (Chippewa) woman taken in 1915 by Roland Reed. Reed was from Wisconsin and photographed native people in Minnesota and later Montana.Historically Ojibwa people lived on the north side of Lake Superior, traded furs with the French and English in Michigan and Wisconsin; today they remain in northern Michigan. Helene found this postcard out in New Mexico and its a wonderful new addition to my collection!!
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Stephen Mopope's Eagle Dancer, 1929. Mopope (1900-1974) was a member of the Kiowa 5, a group of young painters encouraged during the 1920s and 1930s by Oscar Jacobson, a University of Oklahoma art professor. These artists were inspired by earlier plains ledger style art but created a different flat style. This card is produced by the stationary company Pomegrante and was sent from Germany.