Baby portrait of Ernest Brewer, Puyallup boy


Baby portrait of Ernest Brewer, Puyallup boy


Portrait of an infant boy named Ernest Brewer, who was the son of David and Katie Brewer. David Brewer was a member of the Puyallup tribe who was among the first group of students to attend the Forest Grove Indian Training School in 1880. Katie Brewer, an Alaskan Native, was also a student at the school. Both parents worked at the Chemawa School for many years after graduating. The photograph was most likely taken in 1888, based on the age of the child and on the dates when the photographer was active in Salem (See: Robinson, Oregon Photographers, 1993, p. 173-174).





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