6.75 in HIGH x 9.125 in WIDE
(17.14 cm HIGH x 23.18 cm WIDE)
Northern, CA
Gift of A. W. Ericson

Photographs of Indian life. "Indian woman, Hupa Tribe, Athapascan family, Klamath River" info from the OMCA green/blue "cross-file record of pictures" paper found in the museum. The image depicts an elderly lady with her shirt undone, wearing a basket hat, sitting on the goround next to a wood building pounding acorn meal in a hopper basket with a pestle. There is a white stamp with "A.W. Ericson" in the lower left side of the photo. The image is mounted on a gray board that has "Hupa - grinding acorn meal" written in pen on it. The back of the photo has obscured writing in pencil that includes "Calif." (TKP 11/19/2010)

Picture This Information

This artifiact is part of the OMCA's Picture This website. More about the context and history of this artifacts is available at Picture This

About the Picture This web project: California's Perspectives on American History is a resource for teachers and students to learn about the experiences of diverse peoples of California by using primary source images from the Oakland Museum of California's collections. Organized into eleven time periods spanning from pre-1769 to the present, more than 300 photographs, drawings, posters, and prints tell stories from the perspectives of different ethnic groups. Historical contexts are provided to offer a framework of California's role in relation to American history.

The National Archives state that primary sources, "fascinate students because they are real and they are personal: history is humanized through them." Picture This invites students to examine the historical record, encouraging them to connect history with real people and explore how images tell stories and convey historical evidence about the human experience. History becomes more than just a series of facts, dates, and events.      

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