Portrait of Gertrude, Ernest and Katie Brewer, Native American children

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Portrait of Gertrude, Ernest and Katie Brewer, Native American children

Description

Portrait of three small children, including one in a baby buggy. They are likely the children of David and Katie Brewer, who both attended the Indian Training School in Forest Grove, and continued to work at Chemawa School after graduating. If this is the case, the oldest girl is Gertrude, the middle child is Ernest, the baby is Katie Jr., and the photograph would probably date from 1891. Their father was from the Puyallup tribe and their mother was an Alaskan Native, most likely Tlingit. The photographer, Myra E. Sperry, was a woman who worked in Salem between 1889-1899 (Robinson, Oregon Photographers, 1993, p. 611). See also PUApic_008308 and PUApic_008365 for other images of the children in this family.

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PUApic_008312.jpg

Other Media

Sperry The Artist, Commercial Street, Cor. Court. Salem, Oregon.