Susie P. Nelson

Title

Susie P. Nelson

Description

Susie P. Nelson, wife of Rappahannock chief Otho S. Nelson, wears a finged cloth dress, beaded necklace, and feather and beaded headband in this outdoor portrait taken at a Nanticoke powwow in Delaware in 1927.

The photographer Frederick "Fred" Johnson (1904–1994), of Massachusetts, was a student of the famed anthropologist Frank G. Speck at the University of Pennsylvania. As an anthropologist, archaeologist, linguist, and photographer, he studied American Indians in the eastern United States and Canada.

Creator

Frederick Johnson

Date Created

1927

Source

National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

Format

Photograph

Physical Dimension

7" x 5"

Coverage

twentieth century, Delaware

Rights Statement: Information provided with the permission of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution