Studio portrait of a young Apache girl carrying a water vessel on her back via a cloth band attached to her head, photographed by A. Frank Randall or (George) Ben Wittick, circa 1883-1887. True authorship of Apache Indian photographs shot by Randall or Wittick is yet to be determined. In many archival repositories, there is confusion as to which photographer really shot the photographs and many times both men are attributed as photographer. Randall was based in Wilcox, Arizona Territory and was a correspondent and photographer for Leslie Weekly's magazine on General George Crook's Expedition to Arizona. Wittick (1845-1903) was a photographer mostly based out of New Mexico.
Handwritten on recto: "San Corles Water Carrier" ; Printed on verso: "A. Frank Randall, Photographic Artist. Dealer in Views of Arizona and New Mexico, Geronimo and his Band, also Tonto, San Carlos, Yuma, Mojave, White Mountains, Jicarilla, Mescalero, and Apache Photos, Headquarters, - - Willcox, A. T.