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Navajo Silversmith by carl moon

DATE: ca. 1937-1943
Smithsonian American Art Museum - Oil on canvas

Carl Moon, born Wilmington, OH 1879-died San Francisco, CA 1948

Photographing Native Americans in their natural state was the principal aim of Carl Moon. He tried to show the Indian as he lived before civilization hampered his freedom, warped his views of life and changed his picturesque customs and mode of dress.

DATE: ca. 1937-1943


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