Jun 27, 2024 - Sale 2675

Sale 2675 - Lot 6

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Frank A. Rinehart. Group of 3 portraits of Apache and Sioux. Hand-colored platinum prints, 9 x 6½ inches to sight, captioned "High Bear, Sioux," "Hattie Tom, Chiricua Apache," and "Barteloa, Apache", numbered 863, 1010, and 1386, and signed in the negative; laid down on later board with overmats (2 of the mats detached showing 9¼ x 7¼-inch prints). Omaha, NE, 1898-1899

Additional Details

An article on the 1898 Omaha Transmississippi Exposition (when this photo was taken) recounts that "Little Hattie Tom, a Chiricahua Apache maiden, was the prettiest girl in the village. Boni Tela, a young San Carlos Apache brave, fell desperately in love with her. The affair terminated in disappointment to both, owing to the obstinacy with which they clung to their respective tribes." See "Art Work in Nebraska: The Rinehart Collection of Indian Photographs," in The Pebble 1:1 (March 1900), page 23.