Colville Reservation School At Nespelem
See lot 131 for the background.
a) Teachers and students ca. 1900 at the reservation school. Barnett Stillwell stands at left, Dema above to his right. Their children Ada and Emma wear similar belted dresses in front row right of center. An excellent image that reveals the character of this school. 5" x 7 1/8" printing-out paper on board mount. Mount edges worn. [2+].
b) The reservation school in 1897, when the Stillwell's arrived. The girls are shown in their white bonnets in the second row. Emma was four, and Ada at right was 6. 7" x 9 ¼" albumen print on board mount. Mount edges worn, corners rounded, tear at top [D2]. pc) "Nez Perce School girls" as per Latham's caption. These were Ada's "play mates," as she writes in pen on verso. She identifies them with their Indian names and has some other notes and Indian words. 6 ½" x 8 ½" gel. silver print, corners torn, tear at bottom [D2].