I have just concluded having my mother's extensive family photo collection digitized for use in our family tree and for the family's general use. Our mother passed away in 1989, so we waited too long to ask what would probably have been easy questions for her. Our mother was born and raised in Oklahoma in the 1920's and '30's. One of the photos is a formal portrait of a young woman holding what appears to be a book with a clasp, and there is a three-digit number -- 394 or 894 -- that someone free-hand wrote on the image.
We have studied and thought about the photo a great deal but still have no clues as to who she might be or if it points to a possible Indian connection. She looks as if she could have Indian blood, but her clothing is not obviously Indian. What significance might the number have, and might it be a clue that the photo is part of a larger collection? While a possible Indian connection would be a great discovery, our primary interest is simply identifying our "mystery woman" and adding her into our family tree if appropriate.
The number is hand-written on the front side of the photo. My mother was born in Earlsboro, OK in 1919 and grew up in Walters, OK -- however the "mystery woman" in the photo could have been born anywhere in OK or beyond. See photo attached.