Portrait of Elle of Ganado

Name:
Detroit Publishing Co.; Fred Harvey (Firm); Lindquist, G. E. E. (Gustavus Elmer Emanuel), 1886-1967
Title:
Portrait of Elle of Ganado
Date:
circa 1906
Format/Genre:
postcards
Physical Description:
5 1/2 x 3 1/2
Note:
Item no. 0008
Summary:
Recto annotation: Elle of Ganado. Acknowledged the best weaver among the Navahos; Verso annotation: Elle of Ganado. The most renowned weaver among the Navahos. She first gained fame by being selected to weave the blanket for President Roosevelt, which was presented by the citizens of Albuquerque. She is wealthy as Navahos go, owning several flocks of sheep, much wampum and the typical Navaho silver jewelry and turquoise. Elle may be seen daily weaving blankets in the Indian Building at Albuqerque. She is perhaps the most widely known Indian woman in the world today, having been seen by thousands of the traveling public.
Subjects:
Women; Indian women; Navajo women weavers; Navajo women; Navajo textile fabrics; Portraits; Elle, of Ganado
Library Collection:
G.E.E. Lindquist Native American Collection
Library Location:
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Shelf Location:
Box no. 035
Digital Project:
G.E.E. Lindquist Native American Photographs

Portrait of Elle of Ganado