This image of two Native women waiting by the side of a street was in an album which included some local images and some from elsewhere. Fortunately we can make out a bit of the Park Street school in the background, so we know exactly where this was taken. The women were sitting beside 9th Street near the Dumble-Shaw House (9th and Sherman). Based on other images in the album I think it is likely this was taken circa 1900, and the women were here to pick strawberries. This part of town had strawberry fields in this period, and there was an annual migration of Native American families who came to harvest the berries.
Fits in with the Sense of Place Lecture tonight about the "Paradox of the Cascade Tribes".
I am sure I have seen these two in other photos, but I can't find them here at HHR.
A glimpse of the bell tower on the Park Street School.
L.E. on 16th November 2016 @ 8:14am
During this era of time, many Native Americans did not want their photo taken, because they believed it took some of their spirit.
I am curious why some would hide their face and others would face the camera.
L.E. on 16th November 2016 @ 10:01am
Thanks Arthur. Would really appreciate seeing more of the original residents beyond formal poses.
nels on 16th November 2016 @ 11:03am
Is that the school that was right in the location beside the "wooden kids park" just to the east? There is an old set of stairs there.
Andy B on 16th November 2016 @ 11:06am
Nels, make sure you check in tomorrow.
AndyB, yes this school was at the location of the children's park.
ArthurB on 16th November 2016 @ 1:57pm