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Son and last woman, Too-nice / Fred L. Wenner

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This is a photograph of Quanah Parker's little son by his last and favorite wife, Too-nice. Photographer Fred Wenner's little boys were used a decoys to get the others outside in the camera's frame. Too-nice and the child next to her began dodging behind the porch posts before a good photograph could be taken. According to photographer Wenner, "Indian women were always against having their pictures taken, the men never." Folder 12

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Title(s): 
Son and last woman, Too-nice
Creator(s): 
Fred L. Wenner
Culture: 
Native American; Comanche
Date: 
August 8, 1901
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
4327.3877
Department: 
Inscribed, "Breakfast at Chief Quanah Parkes. Quanah at head of table. Oldest wife at his left, favorite wife at right, other two not down yet." on verso.
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