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[American Indians] [Crow] Photographer Unknown
Seven Photographs of Crow including White Swan, Little Bear and One Star, c. 1900-1905
Montana or Wyoming, 1910. Silver gelatin photographs on thick paper mounts, photographs measuring appx. 4 x 5 inches, mounts 8 x 10. Very Good. A series of photographs of Crow, taken circa 1900-1905 by an unknown photographer, possibly acquired at a Wyoming street festival. The images bear some resemblance to the work of Heyn and Rinehart, though we find no record of these images in their respective catalogues. We can guess by the age of the subjects and the silver gelatin prints that these were taken at this time, and they arrived in the same collection as a documented collection of Crow images taken by Burt Buffum in Sheridan, Wyoming, in 1903. The close frame, somewhat elaborate presentation and romantic nature of the images suggest that they could have been printed for sale in Sheridan, where Crow often partook in street festivals in the early part of the 20th century. White Swan - famous for his role as one of the scouts who travelled with George Armstrong Custer - is one of the identified subjects, as well as Little Bear and One Star. One photograph torn, one with a crease, the others very good with some slight fading.
Bookseller: Auger Down Books [United States]
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