Image: Yuma Flute Player - Detail
Digital scan of an albumen photographic print that was part of the Library of Congress American Treasures Exhibit in 2005.
It is available at the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs web site. It was taken by Isaiah West Taber (1830-1912) in a studio in San Francisco in 1885 ([Payne 1989], page 18, ¶2), although the current Library of Congress record lists the creation date as “between 1870 and 1912”. The title listed by the Library of Congress is simply
“Yuma musician, Arizona”.
This is an expanded version of the full image. The color has been corrected and the contrast enhanced to make it easier to see the embouchure and finger position.
See Indigenous North American Flutes for more context about this image.