Portrait of Elle of Ganado

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
Abstract:
Recto annotation: Elle of Ganado. Acknowledged the best weaver among the NavahosVerso 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.
Collection Name:
G.E.E. Lindquist Native American Collection
Subjects:
Women; Indian women; Navajo women weavers; Navajo women; Navajo textile fabrics; Portraits; Elle, of Ganado
Format:
postcards
Date:
circa 1906
Physical Description:
5 1/2 x 3 1/2
Note (Non date):
Item no. 0008
Library Location:
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University
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Digital Project:
G.E.E. Lindquist Native American Photographs