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Papago Girl, Sells, Arizona

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Papago Girl, Sells, Arizona

20th century

William Langdon Kihn, American, (1898–1957)

Object Type: drawing
Medium and Support: Graphite and conte crayon drawing on wove paper torn from spiral-bound sketchbook
Marks: Signed in conte crayon beneath portrait, right: “W. Langdon Kihn/’37”; inscribed in conte crayon, lower left: “PAPAGO GIRL/ SELLS, ARIZONA”; artist’s notes from inventory list: "Papago Girl. Age 13 years. A Papago Indian girl of Sells, Arizona. The Papago who are related to the PIMA are agriculturalists and the women are excellent basket-weavers.”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Edward Lyman Bill and Raymond Bill
Bibliography: The Edward Lyman Bill Collection of Indian Portraits and Landscapes of the Western United States by W. Langdon Kihn [catalog for exhibition June 20 – July 6, 1957] (Old Lyme, CT: Florence Griswold House, 1957), cat. no. 50.
Credit Line: Gift of the Bill family, 1959
Accession Number: 1959.46.50

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  • Arizona - TGN 7006451
  • girls - Use to refer to female human beings from birth through adolescence. [August 1993 descriptor added.]
  • Native Americans
  • Southwest - TGN 4010660 (general region): Area to which term applies has changed with westward expansion of the USA; today usually refers to Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas; area is linked by arid climate & pastoral agricultural economy.
  • Western United States - TGN 4011500 (general region): Typically refers to states West of the Rocky Mountains (New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California) and Texas. The term may also sometimes include the states above Texas (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma).

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