John W. Hudson, a physician married to California artist and collector Grace Hudson, worked in California as an ethnologist, field collector, and photographer and sold collections or worked under contract for a number of major museums. Charles H. Carpenter was the staff photographer at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago from 1899 to 1947 and accompanied Field Museum staff on a number of expeditions. This print may have been owned by anthropologist William Duncan Strong (1899-1962), who may have known Hudson and Carpenter their mutual association with the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois. No further collection history information available.
Two young women posed outdoors, with feathered (?) head bands, face painting, plain dresses with beaded collars and beaded or woven belts with drops. The woman on the left holds a feathered sash or headband over her shoulder