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Stereoview, 4 x 7, red mount . Period notation on back “ Yuma Indians, Young ladies A.T.” No photographer’s imprint, however believed to be taken by  E.A. Bonine.
Elias A. Bonine (1843-1916),in 1876,moved to California along with his cameras. He traveled throughout California, operating a tent photography business as he went. His travels from 1880 to 1883 took him to Yuma, Arizona, where he photographed the Yuma, Mohave, and Cocopa Indians. The point of these photographs was not to archive the tribes’ cultures, but to satisfy customers’ desires to see a romanticized version of the Indians. Despite his popularity, Bonine left Yuma and moved back west to Pasadena, where he set up his home base. He travelled back to Arizona in later years, photographing the Silver King Mine area and the town of Pinal.
Mount exhibits some light wear, most noticeably at corners, images have good tonality and contrast.

Na sv 003  425.


SKU: Na sv 003 
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