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Catalog Number 1959.004.0028
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Black and white photo with white border of very elderly couple, Methow George and his wife Jennie.

Note on back of photo: "Methow George and Wife Jennie. Famous and well like, drowned in Methow River when he was 104 yrs. old. Taken during 1920s."

From Notes on Photographs:
"Group 4: ?? # Photographs: True Nobility: 12 Men (Blanket Men of Our Day in Moses Coulee)"
Photo: Group 4 No. 28: "Methow George, age 104, and wife Jennie. He perished in Methow River in the 1930's. Known by 1st Tradder and Trapper to this North West Country. He is one of 2 bearded Indians I have known other was Whiskey Dick (Coulee Canyon Bears his name). Jennie once said 'long time age many children, many die, now many live.' She had 10 and lost most of them."
Date 1920s-1920s
Collection Grace C. Wenzel Collection
Provenance From original Accession Record: "Early day photos. Some taken by Mrs. Wenzel, some are copies of early photographs. Taken over a period of years."
Source Wenzel, Grace C.
People Wenzel, Grace C.
George, Methow
George, Jennie Methow