REVEREND ARTHUR COLLECTION: “Apache Women Sewing Society” (1916)

Photographer: Reverend James O. Arthur (James Osborne Arthur), Non-Indian, 1887-1971

Subject: Katherine Arthur (Katherine Rhoades/Katherine Magdeline Arthur/Katherine Gottberg), Non-Indian, 1883-1960
James Arthur, Jr. (James Osbourne Arthur, Jr./Jim Arthur), Non-Indian, 1915-2002

Donor: James A. Jacobs (Jamie Jacobs), Non-Indian
Barbara J. Jacobs (Barbara Jane Arthur), Non-Indian

Date Created: April 3, 1916

Catalog Number: N53228

Format: Nitrate negative

Image Type: Negative

Dimensions: 3.25 x 5.5 in.

Collection History: Reverend James Osborne Arthur (1887-1971) and his wife Katherine Arthur (1883-1960) were missionaries for the Reformed Church of America, working on the Nebraska Winnebago Reservation in 1913 and among the Chiricahua and Mescalero Apaches in the Whitetail section of the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico from 1914 to 1919. Their collection of photographs was inherited by their granddaughter, Barbara Jane Arthur Jacobs; donated to NMAI by Barbara Jacobs and her son Dr. James A. (Jamie) Jacobs in 2007.

Description: Outdoor portrait of members of the Sewing Society working on a quilt; missionary Katherine Arthur and her baby son, James, Jr. on far left.

Place: Mescalero Apache Reservation; Otero County; New Mexico; USA

Culture/People: Chiricahua Apache,Mescalero Apache,Non-Indian

Culture Hierarchy: Apache>Chiricahua Apache

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Repository:National Museum of the American Indian

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