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Title Original watercolor sketches of the native clothing of North and South Americans [graphic]
Author Ede, Charles
Document Type Art
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Album of watercolor drawings from about 1850 by several artists, but principally by Charles Ede, illustrating the native dress of peoples of North and South America. The drawings depict small groups of two or three people of various social classes, in different countries, engaged in typical activities, such as black slaves, a Brazilian woman, and a priest from Rio de Janeiro; Mexican Indians, grinding corn, and carrying baggage; Chileans; "limeƱos" from Lima, including criollo dancers, cockfighters, and sea bathers at Callao; native people of the Sandwich Isles, including women in their riding dress; and natives of the Society Islands and Vancouver Island, the latter spinning, and carrying a papoose. A portrait, "Frisi, chief of the Songes of Vancouvers Isle", is signed I.T.H.
Places Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; Mexico; Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; Chile; Lima, Peru; Hawaii, United States; Society Islands, France
Keywords illustration, art, dress, custom, observation, culture, slavery, Mexican
Theme Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Culture Area Mesoamerica, Northwest Coast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 2175
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue