Apr 13, 2023 - Sale 2633

Sale 2633 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Portrait of a tribal policeman and his wife. Sixth-plate tintype photograph, 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches to sight, in early case; minor wear. No place, circa 1880s

Additional Details

A tribal policeman is posed for a studio portrait, with his badge visible. The woman next to him, presumably his wife, wears what appears to be one of the early Pendleton blankets over her shoulders. Provenance: Cowan's sale, 20 June 2009, lot 595, where the sitter is identified as from the Nez Percé of Idaho.