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Historic Basketry Images

Portraits, silver gelatin prints and other vintage photographic images of historic basketry and basketmakers. Notable basketmakers like Dat-So-La-Lee and famous photographers and historians of North American Indian basketry such as George Wharton Jones and Edward S. Curtis.

Yokuts Baskets
Yokuts Baskets
Curtis, Edward S.
16 in. x 20 in.
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Acorns and Basket
Upper Klamath River photo circa 1910 from the Northern California Indian Development Council Cultural and Historical Photo Gallery.

Albra Keay Lord
Born 21 Nov 1846, Stow, Oxford, Maine, U.S.A. Married Sarah S. Horr, 10 Nov 1869, Lovell, Oxford, Maine; Died 18 Apr 1933, Lovell, Oxford, Maine, U.S.A., Age: 86.  Farmer and noted Black Ash Basket Maker in the early 1900's.

Albuquerque Indian Building
General view circa 1903 of the main sales room showing Pima baskets, Apache burden baskets and California tradition baskets. From the Cline Library, Northern Arizona University.

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Collection
Historic basketry images from the University of Washington's extensive digital collection of original photographs and documents about the Northwest Coast and Plateau Indian cultures. Use search term "basket".

Basketmakers on Indian Island
Historic photo-Basketmakers on Indian Island. From the Maine Historical Photographs Collection, Special Collections, Fogler Library, University of Maine

Basket Hats
Woman in traditional dress complete with basketry hat and holding two additional hats. From the Northern California Indian Development Council Cultural and Historical Photo Gallery.

Mother And Son In Cradle Board
Mother And Son
Curtis, Edward S.
11 in. x 17 in.
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Yokuts Baskets
Yokuts Baskets
Curtis, Edward S.
16 in. x 20 in.
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Framed   Mounted
Maricopa Girl With Basket
Maricopa Girl With Basket
Curtis, Edward S.
11 in. x 17 in.
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Basketry
Basketmaker with collection of baskets at her feet from the Northern California Indian Development Council Cultural and Historical Photo Gallery.

Baskets In The Great Depression
Historic photograph of Perry Rupert and his family of Iredell County, NC with their white oak baskets during The Great Depression.

Baskets Used At A Fruit Stand During Depression
Historic photograph of the Boston Fruit Company, circa 1935, showing the use of splint peck and bushel baskets to display produce.

The Basket Weaver
Historic digital facsimile of a photograph of a basketmaker at work. First appeared in Craftsman, Vol. 9 (1905).

Be-sul
Washoe basket weaver of the late 19th-century.  Posed in studio portrait from the Nevada Historical Society.

Burden Basket
Orick area photo circa 1923 from the Northern California Indian Development Council Cultural and Historical Photo Gallery.

Curtis Photo Collection
Portfolio of photographic images of prints contained in "The North American Indian" by Edward S. Curtis.  Northwest cedar basketry featured in numerous images.

Dat-So-La-Lee
Silver gelatin print, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches of this historic Southwestern Indian basket weaver demonstrating basketweaving from the Nevada Historical Society.

Dat-So-La-Lee
Dat-So-La-Lee posed with two baskets from her final visionary "masterpieces" series. "Light Reflected" (left) and "Hunting Game in a Proscribed District." Silver gelatin print, 6 1/2 x 8 5/8 inches.

Edward S. Curtis - Photos of North American Indians
Christopher Cardozo Fine Art makes available vintage and contemporary photographic images from the work of Edward Curtis.

Edward S. Curtis
Edward Sheriff Curtis, a noted photographer of the 1800's, spent thirty years documenting the lives of Native Americans. Many of his photos included basketry.

Havasupai Weaving Beargrass Basket
Image of a Havasupai Indian woman weaving a beargrass basket from the Cline Library, Northern Arizona University.

Havasupai Woman with Cradleboard
Black and white photograph of Edith Putesoy, circa 1934 holding a coiled basket tray and her baby in a cradleboard.  From the Cline Library, Northern Arizona University.

Lucy Telles
Lucy Telles, also known as Pa-ma-has (1885-1955) seated beside her largest basket, completed in 1933 after about four years of work, Yosemite National Park (Calif.) 

Historic Basket Images
Results of an image search from the online archive of California includes historic photographs of many baskets and basketmakers.

Making a Hopi Sifter Basket
Alice Kabotie makes a Hopi 'sifter' basket of yucca leaves, Shungopavi, Arizona. Color photo, circa 1962. From the Cline Library, Northern Arizona University.

Making Baskets
Historic image from the Northern California Indian Development Council Cultural and Historical Photo Gallery.

Mary Ann Pepo
Southern Paiute basket weaver, poses for famed WPA photographer Arthur Rothstein at Moapa in 1940. Silver gelatin print, 8 x 10 inches.

Menominee Indian Woman with Baskets
Circa 1920 photo of a basketmaker from the Memominee Reservation in Wisconsin posing with a large group of splint baskets with curl embellishments.

Mi'kmaq Basketmakers
Anonymous postcard photo circa 1910, of a group of Mi'kmaq (Micmac) Indians at Evangeline Beach, Nova Scotia, from the Nova Scotia Museum image collection.

Mi'kmaq Group With Baskets
Photograph taken by R. N. Harris of a Mi'kmaq group, on St. Anne's Day, 26 July 1910 near the Bear River. Picture from the Alexander Leighton Collection of the Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax.

Netmaker Wearing Basketry Hat
Ernie Spinks makes a Karuk fishing net. An image from the Northern California Indian Development Council Cultural and Historical Photo Gallery.

Nevada Native Americans
Gathering and preparing basket materials. Silver gelatin print, 5 x 7 inches from the Nevada Historical Society.

Northern Paiute Woman
Woman with her infant in a baby basket, studio portrait, circa 1900 from the Nevada Historical Society.

Older Indian Woman With Basket
Photo taken by William Lange in 1923 of a woman with a basket in her lap and another basket cap on her head.

Pacific Northwest Historic Basketry Images
The Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, WA offers an online presentation and the opportunity to order prints of historical photographs from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Perform a keyword search for "basket" in their photo archive.

Paiute Woman With Baby
Studio portrait of a Paiute Woman with her baby in a cradle board. Silver gelatin print from Nevada Historical Society.

Shosone or Paiute Cradleboard
Baby in traditional basketry cradleboard. Silver gelatin print from the Nevada Historical Society.

Surf Fishing
Annie Kirby poses with a bed of drying smelt for a photo taken about 1920 from the Northern California Indian Development Council Cultural and Historical Photo Gallery.

Three Mi'kmaq Women with Baskets
Posed photograph, circa 1910, of three women from Halifax, Nova Scotia with their baskets, from the Public Archives of Nova Scotia.

Upper Klamath Woman
Posed photo circa 1906 from the Northern California Indian Development Council Cultural and Historical Photo Gallery.

Weaving Baskets From Cottonwood
Havasupi woman weaving a basket of cottonwood fibers, circa 1938.  From the Cline Library, Northern Arizona University.

Basketry Graphics and Basket Clip Art Index
Find web page graphics sets, border backgrounds, background tiles, clip art, fonts and graphics, all with a basketry theme.

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