Past Portraits

A mixed collection of environmental portraits, studio portraits and homemade amateur portraits.

Roland Reed was born on June 22, 1864, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Reed was part of an early 20th-century group of photographers of Native Americans known as pictorialists. His work focused on portraying the natural beauty and dignity of the Native American people. Roland Reed passed away on December 14, 1934.

Goldie Jamison Conklin of the Seneca native tribe

Conklin was born on the Allegany Reserve in South Western New York. Being Seneca Native American, she grew up in a tribal community and learned about her culture from elders. But these stunning photos of her captured the world’s attention, catapulting her into a full-time model.

Hazel Ying Lee

Hazel Ying Lee was the first Chinese-American woman to fly for the U.S. military. She served with the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs) in World War II. 

1972 Dodge Challenger advertisement

1972 Dodge Challenger advertisement poster.

Princess Diana

Taken by Prince William when he was just seven years old.

Winnebago (now Ho-Chunk)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is now federally recognized as the Ho-Chunk Native American tribe. Photo taken in 1880.

Josephine Myrtle Corbin

Josephine Myrtle Corbin was born on May 12, 1868 with two separate pelvises side by side from the waist down. Due to her body axis splitting as it developed, each of her smaller inner legs was paired with one of her outer legs. She claimed to be able to move her inner legs, but they were too weak for walking. Josephine Myrtle Corbin died on May 6, 1928 after a long and fruitful life.