Paroquet hammocks near Lake Okechobee
View overlooking trees and scrubs near Lake Okeechobee. This hand-colored lantern slide is the mirror image of the original negative. Painted colors may not accurately depict the scene.
Alanson B. Skinner (A. B. Skinner/Alanson Buck Skinner), Non-Indian, 1886-1925, or Julian A. Dimock, Non-Indian, 1873-1945
Near Lake Okeechobee; Lake Okeechobee; Florida; USA
Collodion positive transparency (glass)
In 1910, anthropologist Alanson B. Skinner was sent by the American Museum of Natural History in New York to conduct ethnographic field research on the Seminole people of the Florida Everglades. Both Skinner and professional photographer Julian A. Dimock photographed this expedition. In 1916, Skinner joined the staff of the Museum of the American Indian and probably used this and other lantern slides for public lectures. He may have donated the images to MAI or they may have been found among his things following his sudden death in 1925.
3.25 x 4 in.
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