Gertrude Käsebier (1852-1934) was a photograph…

Gertrude
Käsebier
(1852-1934) was a photographer, active in the 19th and 20th
centuries. She is best known for her images of Native Americans and portraits
of motherhood.

She was a homemaker until the age of 37, when she started attending the
Pratt Institute of Art and Design, and later went to study the chemistry of
photography in Germany. Her first exhibition was at the Boston Camera Club in
1895. She cultivated a close friendship with the Sioux and photographed many
Native Americans in her studio. In 1910, she founded the Women’s Professional
Photographers Association of America.