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Studio Portrait of Ho-Chunk Woman and Child

Studio Portrait of Ho-Chunk Woman and Child | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Quarter-length studio portrait of a woman in Ho-Chunk regalia wrapped in a blanket, with a child on her back. The child is wearing a fur hat, and the woman is wearing long earrings and a necklace. They are posing sitting in front of a painted backdrop. Clara Kingsley (Big) Blackhawk (KeesKawWinKah) carries her son Andrew John (Big) Blackhawk (WaConChaHoNoKah) on her back. Using a shawl as a back sling was a common way to carry infants in this period.
DESCRIPTION
Quarter-length studio portrait of a woman in Ho-Chunk regalia wrapped in a blanket, with a child on her back. The child is wearing a fur hat, and the woman is wearing long earrings and a necklace. They are posing sitting in front of a painted backdrop. Clara Kingsley (Big) Blackhawk (KeesKawWinKah) carries her son Andrew John (Big) Blackhawk (WaConChaHoNoKah) on her back. Using a shawl as a back sling was a common way to carry infants in this period.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:2333
Creation Date:May 07 1913
Creator Name:Van Schaick, Charles
City:Black River Falls
County:Jackson
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Van Schaick, Charles : Charles Van Schaick photographs and negatives, circa 1880-circa 1940
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(V22)2533
Original Dimensions:6 x 8 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
See also Image ID: 60605 for scan from glass negative.

The image appeared in the March section of the 1981 Wisconsin Historical Calendar.

SUBJECTS
Portrait photography
Studios and dark rooms
Murals
Painting
Clothing and dress
Hats
Jewelry
Ho Chunk Indians
Indoor photography
Infants
Mothers

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