Visit To Colville Reservation Post WWII
Ada Stillwell, now A. S. Dickson, returned to the Reservation ca. 1946. These are two small snapshot albums.
The first contains 13 deckle-edge snapshots, 3 ½" x 5", plus two loose ones that show the tents almost 50 years after the encampment is seen in the earlier photographs.. Most were taken by Ada (those in which she appears were obviously by another.) These include a view of the Columbia river showing stands for salmon nets. Several show Art Cercle, the son of Charlie Wilpocken, who is seen as a child in (e) of Lot 147. Ada is shown with a Nez Perce woman friend, who, as a child, is shown directly behind Ada in the Nespelem school, Lot 148. Several show dancers in their traditional dress. Ada is shown with two young boys, possible grandsons of someone who appears in an earlier picture.
The other album contains 11 smaller 3 ½" x 3 ½" snapshots including mounted figures in ceremonial dress with lances, portraits and images of Ada with those who were her childhood friends. This represents an interesting and moving addendum to this collection. (See Lot 131 for the background.) The negative strips are included .