Monthly Archives: March 2014

Pueblo Indian Woman, Gallup, New Mexico

This image shows a Pueblo Indian woman wearing the traditional clothing of her tribe, including shoes and jewelry, and holding a hand-made blanket. The material of the clothing is primarily deer hide, known more commonly as buckskin, and the blanket is wool.

Lollesgard Specialty Co., Tuscon, Arizona

There is no description on the back of this card, only the legend on the front, which reads:

Princess Bluewater

Pueblo Indian

Gallup, New Mexico  A9727

–This card likely dates from the 1940s.

Zuni Mother Beading Charms, Gallup, New Mexico

Shown here is a woman with a bundled infant. She is putting beads on charms for sales, samples of which are shown at the bottom of the image above the caption. The child is bundled in a very confined way on a cradle board, typical of the tradition for Native Americans of this area. It is only used for the first few months.

Frasher’s Fotos, Pomona, Calif.

The beaded charms on display here are in the shape of dolls, but many types of beadwork are well known.

There is no description on the back of this card, but it is believed to date from the 1940s.

Zuni Silversmith, Gallup, New Mexico

Shown here is a traditional Indian silversmith using the typical tools of the trade. The tools are smaller and more delicate than typically seen for metalworkers because silver is quite soft and easy to shape with lighter tools.

Frasher’s Fotos, Pomona, Calif.

There is no description on the back of this card, as it was originally simply a photo that was re-sized and stamped on the back for postcard use.

The items shown include necklaces, brooches and belt buckles. This card likely dates from the 1940s.