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Navajo man in ceremonial dress[edit]

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Charlie Day, a European American trader's son, costumed as a God Impersonator, in ceremonial dress including mask and body paint, c.1904
Reason
Image is no longer used in the corresponding article, and the article doesn't mention the relevance of the image or the depicted costume. EV is further called into question due to the fact that the photo appears to be unauthentic. According to Pinney, Christopher; Peterson, Nicolas (2003). Photography's Other Histories. Duke University Press. :

Research into an early trading family's unpublished photographic archive revealed that Curtis's masked Navajo were often phony - they were actually photographs of a European-American trader's son in Navajo gear! ... Curtis's turn-of-the century project was motivated by a nostalgic concern for the "vanishing race."

There's also an anonymous comment on the file talk page stating that it is culturally insensitive.
Articles this image appears in
History of painting; used to be in Navajo people
Previous nomination/s
Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Navajo man in ceremonial dress
Nominator
Paul_012 (talk)
  • DelistPaul_012 (talk) 14:01, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Delist, not used in a significant way. Its use in History of painting makes little sense, since the article has no other discussion of body paint that I could see at a quick glance, and it is otherwise unused. In addition, the concerns raised by Paul 012 in the nomination are valid ones. Chick Bowen 00:53, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Delist as above. Potentially could be used encyclopedically in the context of discussion about Curtis's photography, but, so far as I can see, we have none. (And it may not be something significant enough to discuss anyway.) J Milburn (talk) 22:25, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Delist per Chick Bowen
  • Delist Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 05:49, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Delisted --Makeemlighter (talk) 02:51, 15 September 2012 (UTC)