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    Posted 4 years ago

    scottvez
    (934 items)

    This is an 1880- 90s loose tintype of a young girl.

    The rug or blanket used to cover the chair has an interesting pattern.

    I'd appreciate feedback on the origin of the rug/ blanket from anyone with knowledge of 19th century textiles.

    Thanks in advance!

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks again spirit.

      scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks vo.

      scott
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      very sweet girl!
    4. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks much cultcha.

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks racer and gate.

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks tigra.

      Any thoughts on origin of the blanket/ rug still appreciated.

      scott
    7. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Very interesting indeed! Looks Native American...maybe even Mexican but Native American is my first thought. Let me look into that a bit. What makes it somewhat questionable , well, my gut tells me the baby is no doubt mixed race. I'll see what I can find and if my thoughts are correct.
    8. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Looks like they have been dubbed as "banded" blankets. Yes, Native American. Did not find one exactly like yours but the ones I saw were from the Southwest. I think your best bet may be to check the Southwest Museums. That's where you may find one very close if not the same pattern.
    9. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      That child looks Apache! A very good possibility from New Mexico.
    10. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the suggestions on the blanket/ rug-- I will take a look soon.

      I don't see any sort of Native American look to the child.

      scott
    11. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Take a peek at an old photo of Geronimo. This may even be a little boy.
    12. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks windwalker.

      scott
    13. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks nobucks.

      scott
    14. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks dlpetersen.

      scott

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