Drawing of a man of lower Louisiana in winter dress 1732-35
- Digital surrogate produced from reference copy print
- Original in Peabody Museum, Harvard.
- Negative copy from Bushnell, "Drawings by A. DeBatz in La., 1732-35," Plate 6. From a drawing by De Batz, 1732-35.
- Black and white copy negative
- "Buffalo skins, dressed so as to allow them to become soft and pliable and without removing the hair, were used by the Indians throughout the Mississippi Valley to protect them from the cold of winter. Such robes were often decorated on the inner side by designs painted in several colors. This sketch shows a robe decorated in a simple design in red and black." -- Bushnell, SMC 80:5. Bushnell also goes on to theorize that this may be an Atacapa, but does it only on the superficial basis that the man or his costume resembles the Atacapa man in Negative 2860 ZZ 6.
- Cite as
- Negative 42325 B, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
- Repository Loc.
- National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
- Data Source
- National Anthropological Archives
- De Batz, A
- Physical description
- 1 8x10 in photograph
- Archival materials