Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 184

Price Realized: $ 2,500
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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(AMERICAN INDIANS--PHOTOGRAPHS.) Barry, David F. Photograph of Curley. Albumen photograph, 10 x 7 inches, partly laid down in original mat, with inked "Curley" stamp and embossed "Barry" stamp on mat and Barry's printed label on the heavy paper mount verso; captioned on verso in pencil "Gen'l Custer's scout, only survivor of the battle, June 25 1876," apparently in Barry's hand. Np, undated

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Curley was a Crow employed by Custer as a scout at the Battle of Little Bighorn. As a scout, he did not participate actively in the battle, and escaped by disguising himself as a Sioux. Barry photographed him circa 1877, about a year after the fight.