Native American Mystery Photo
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Native American portrait / Presents
Historic Portsmouth #257

Last week’s maritime mystery photo brought a mini-flood of rader class and emails and we learned a great deal from our clever readers. This week is another mystery, a photo we purchased for our own archive from a seller of memorabilia. (Continued below)


This item was listed as two Native Americans in New Hampshire. A very faint caption on the back reads "Portsmouth, New Hampshire", but efforts to identify the building in the background or the two elaborately dressed figures have come up short. The solid buildings appear to be a larger city. Indians have traveled from Canada and Maine for centuries to sell items to summer visitors, but nothing here appears familiar to us. Suggestions are welcomed. (Robinson Collection / Courtesy

Unidentified Native Americans in city /