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The Oldest Woman in Walpi, 1900


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Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd
based on an original photographic print by Frederick Monsen
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• Colorized giclée art print, made in England
• Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity
• M, L, XXL ships in a tube

This historical photograph has been meticulously researched and rendered into colour from a black and white original by a skilled artisan, continuing a craft tradition that has existed since photography began.


Taken c.1900, Walpi, Arizona, United States
(The Huntington Digital Library / Frederick Monsen Ethnographic Indian Photographs)

"Monsen was one of several photographers operating at the turn of the century in this part of America, alongside his more famous contemporary Edward S. Curtis. Walpi ('Place of the Notch') is a Hopi village in what is now Arizona that has been continuously inhabited for over a thousand years. Pictured is Kauowena, who according to the caption was the oldest woman in Walpi–the unnamed child is separated by four generations. As ever, traditional dress is difficult to research but the distinct twill pattern on the child is very similar to the Pusal'hoya, a baby boy's blanket. I sampled the building plaster from contemporary colour photographs of the village."

– Jordan J. Lloyd

Original Caption

"Hopiland. Arizona. Kauowena, the oldest woman in Walpi. There are four generations between the old woman and the child. The Hopi are a healthy people judging from the number of very old people to be found among them."


Our prints come in popular sizes so you can frame them yourself. 


S – 8 ½”× 11” (21.6 × 28 cm)
– 12”× 16” inches (30.5 × 40.6 cm)
L – 16”× 20” inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
XXL – 30”× 40” inches (76.2 × 101.6 cm)


Please note that the Listed Sizes refer to the print stock which comes with a white border. The printed image sizes are:

S – 6 ½”× 9inches (16.5 × 22.9 cm)
– 9" × 12" inches (22.9 × 30.5 cm)
L – 12" × 16" inches (30.5 × 40.6 cm)
XXL – 24" × 33 ½" inches (61 × 85 cm)

Please note that all giclée art prints are currently supplied unframed.


‘Made–to–Order’ colorized fine art prints, proudly produced in St. Leonards, East Sussex, England. More information about our prints can be found here.

This is a derivative work. Photographs for illustration purposes only.