[Cynthia Ann Parker]

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    Title: [Cynthia Ann Parker]
    Creator: Bridgers, William
    Date: 1861
    Part Of: Lawrence T. Jones III Texas photography collection

    Description: This view is the earliest extant image taken of Cynthia Ann Parker (1827?-1864).

    Physical Description: 1 photograph: sixth plate tintype, hand colored; 7 x 8.3 cm.
    Form/Genre: Tintypes; Photographs; Portrait photographs
    File: #1.tif

    Rights: Please cite Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library when using this image file. A high-quality version of this file may be obtained for a fee by contacting degolyer@smu.edu.

    For more information, see: digitalcollections.smu.edu/u?/jtx,358

    View Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs at: digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/cul/jtx/

    toy boy2009, mirure, flat file, and 18 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. sam2cents 45 months ago | reply

      I read about her: Quanah Parker's mother. According to what I read she never got over being seperated from her children when she was "rescued" and restored to her family. Fascinating image. I think "The Searchers" was based on her story to some degree.

    2. yazoo54 45 months ago | reply

      The story here is both tragic and uplifting. The photo is outstanding considering how primitive the technology was at that time.

    3. Russell Swanker 44 months ago | reply

      The book I'm reading points out how large her hands and wrists were due to the heavy work Comanche women did....here you can only see her hands, but...wow.

    4. orping 39 months ago | reply

      Read the book "Empire of the Summer Moon"--- excellent book and it tells the whole story of Cynthia, her children, her Comanche husband and the rise of Quanah. Very informative and educational book.

    5. J_Mazer 18 months ago | reply

      That is a fascinating portrait.

    6. angelafpetersen 14 months ago | reply

      I totally agree with @orping above. Empire of the Summer Moon is a great read and what brought me here searching for images of Commanches and Cynthia Ann Parker!

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