Featured Photo: The girl with the tattooed face

Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by verybrad, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

  2. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Wow --the story is interesting, but the photos.... just "wow."
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  3. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    That was fascinating !
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  4. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi Brad,
    I read about her yesterday and was going to post about it today. You beat me to it.
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  5. afantiques

    afantiques Well-Known Member


    Too plump for starvation, she died of indecent exposure.
  6. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

  7. Jerry D Carr

    Jerry D Carr Member

    Every time I read this I chuckle a little. Looks like her left foot is a little mangled too, must have tried to run away. I like the way the photos kind of brings history back to life.
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  8. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    My understanding of such history is this happened, maybe not a lot but it did. I think I've seen her in the past, how could I forget, but haven't seen anyone else tattooed like this. I'll have to research... :)
  9. Jerry D Carr

    Jerry D Carr Member

    Girl with a Tattooed Face sounds like a movie/documentary title
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  10. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Indeed. The other tattooed areas are shown in a different movie elsewhere.....
  11. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Was fascinated as a kid by the John Wayne movie 'The Searchers' and read Olive Oatman's story years ago, rereading it when 'Hell on Wheels' premiered - the 'Eva' character's tattoos and history are based on her. Seems more likely that the tattoo was done when she became a wife, rather than a slave. She changed her recollections as time went on, with the Mojave becoming more her captors than as first told - a white woman of that era would have wanted to avoid the stigma of having been in a consensual relationship with an Indian...

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  12. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Great movie and watched it not long ago.
    No tattoo on Natalie there though I don't think... Of course you can't see above her thong so.... ;)
  13. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Thank you Brad. :)
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  14. ScanticAntiques

    ScanticAntiques Well-Known Member

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