ah chee lo a young indian child it was taken in 1905

Ah Chee Lo, a young indian child – 1905

This is a fascinating collection of Native American Indian photographs from the turn  of the last century!  Several tribes are represented in this collection: Sioux, Walapai, Brule, Arikara and Tluwulahu.  Such a stoic people, I believe that there is a lot to be learned from lives that were led so simply.  While I look to god for my spiritual and worldly guidance, I do believe there is a lot to glean from these “simple” people.  There lives were anything but simple, the thought of living from the land, every minute of every day, really gives me pause.  I want to give credit for these spectacular photos, the clarity of old film just cannot be duplicated by a digital memory!  All of these photos were originally shot by Edward S. Curtis and can be found on this website: http://www.old-picture.com/

Little Hawk, a Brule Warrior. It was taken in 1907

Little Hawk, a Brule Warrior. It was taken in 1907

Sioux Chiefs. It was made in 1905

Sioux Chiefs. It was made in 1905

Snake Indian Priest. It was taken in 1900

Snake Indian Priest. It was taken in 1900

Tluwulahu Mask. It was created in 1914

Tluwulahu Mask. It was created in 1914

Walapai-IndianNova, a Walapai Man. It was taken in 1906

Walapai-IndianNova, a Walapai Man. It was taken in 1906

Hupa Mother and Baby in a Three-quarter Length Portrait. It was created in 1923

Hupa Mother and Baby in a Three-quarter Length Portrait. It was created in 1923

Bears Belly, an Arikara indian man in a Half-length Portrait. It was taken in 1908

Bears Belly, an Arikara indian man in a Half-length Portrait. It was taken in 1908

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given a new life

I have always loved to reuse old stuff.  Really it is a way for me to not be considered a hoarder, but that is a post for another day!  I am always amazed at people in their 70’s and 80’s, they have been reusing items their entire life!  They really do not even know how hip and cool they are by today’s standards.  They do it because they have always done it!  What would you do with some of these??

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old chandelier crystals

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old industrial casters

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victorian coat hook

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vertical barn hooks

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old water faucet

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solid barrell skeleton keys

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victorian window lock

 

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victorian cabinet lock

 

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victorian window lock

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