Pauline Phillips (Yakama) on horse

J.W. Thompsonc. 1955

Maryhill Museum of Art

Maryhill Museum of Art
Goldendale, United States

After retiring from his career as a schoolteacher, J.W. Thompson spent much of the 1950s photographing Pacific Northwest Indians. He took numerous photographs at Celilo Falls and in Indian communities near the Columbia River, recording regional food gathering activities, root feasts, dances and parades. He ultimately took thousands of 35mm slides of Indians in Washington State. Nearly 3,000 of his images of eastern Washington Indians are now in the collection of Maryhill Museum of Art. A similar number of photographs of western Washington Indians are at the Museum of History & Industry in Seattle.


  • Title: Pauline Phillips (Yakama) on horse
  • Creator: J.W. Thompson
  • Date: c. 1955
  • Location: Washington, United States of America
  • Physical Dimensions: w1⅜ x h⅞" in (without cardboard mount)
  • Media: 35mm slide
  • Credit Line: Gift of Lucille Munz
  • Provenance: Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: http://www.maryhillmuseum.org/discover/about-maryhill-museum-of-art/press-room/images-for-publication

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