This is one of a series of photos from a collection made by Mrs. I.A. Robertson in 1908. She had long been interested in the Catawba Native Americans and their pottery, and often visited their reservation in the Rock Hill area. This photo is of Sarah Ayers Harris, a full blood Catawba who was 77 in 1908 and still spoke the Catawba language. Her granddaughter, eight-year-old Fannie Harris, lived with her.
Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.