Portrait of Addie Hill, Shasta Costa woman


Portrait of Addie Hill, Shasta Costa woman


Portrait of Addie Hill taken in Corvallis, Oregon. Addie was a member of the Shasta Costa tribe of the Siletz Agency. She enrolled at Chemawa Indian School in September 1885, just after it had moved from its original campus in Forest Grove. She graduated from Chemawa in 1888 at age 20. This photograph likely dates from around that time. Addie wrote a note on the back of the photograph, addressed to 'Mrs. M. J. Walker': 'From your sewing room girl, Addie Hill.' The addressee was Minerva 'Minnie' Jane Walker, who served as a sewing instructor at Chemawa Indian School. She was also the wife of Samuel A. T. Walker, the shoemaking instructor at the school. The photographer, Samuel B. Graham, is known to have been active in Corvallis in 1889 (See Robinson, Oregon Photographers, 1993, p. 309).






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[front] S B. Graham, Photographer, Corallis, Oregon. [back] Mrs. M. J. Walker, from your sewing room girl, Addie Hill.