USA Oklahoma photo postcard Arapaho Indian Teepee by Bates c. 1910s

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Framework of an Arapaho Indian Tepe Oklahoma   Bates Lawton

Photo by Edward Bates of Lawton OK

AZO photographic paper 1910 – 1930

Vertical crease. Creases LL/LR corners. One small pinhole

 

In 1908, Edward Bates opened a photo studio in Lawton, Oklahoma. Located just south of Fort Sill, where Native Americans from the Great Plains had been “resettled” during the latter part of the nineteenth century, Lawton was founded in 1901 just as the last of the Native American lands in the Oklahoma Territory was opened up to non-Indian settlement. Bates produced numerous studio portraits of Native American subjects - postcards which were sold at local shops as tourist souvenirs.