Sep 30, 2021 - Sale 2580

Sale 2580 - Lot 11

Price Realized: $ 4,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(AMERICAN INDIANS--PHOTOGRAPHS.) David F. Barry. Group of 5 photographs including Sitting Bull at the dedication of Standing Rock. Various sizes and formats, condition generally strong except as noted. Various places, circa 1886-1913

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Sitting Bull at the dedication of Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Silver print, 6 x 10 inches, on original mount, with "Barry" blindstamp, printed label on verso, and personal inscriptions on mount recto and verso; minor chipping and staining to mount. Standing Rock Reservation, SD, [1886], printed 1913. A copy held by the Smithsonian is titled "Sitting Bull performing ceremonies at Standing Rock, 1886." Sitting Bull stands to the left, foreground. The man at the right is interpreter Joe Premeau. At center is the Indian agent, Major James McLaughlin, who had a long relationship with Sitting Bull and the Hunkpapa Lakota. He accompanied Sitting Bull to Washington in 1888, and in 1890 ordered Sitting Bull's arrest which went horribly awry. This copy was printed later by the photographer and inscribed to Mrs. M.H. Jewell.

"Sitting Bull's Family," 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, captioned in image, with photographer's gilt stamp in mount. Shows Sitting Bull's two widows and two daughters standing outside the doorway where he was killed.

A cabinet card featuring the same image, with Barry's illustrated backmark.

Self-portrait of Barry, 8 x 4 1/2 inches to sight, in his original decorative mat with "Barry" blindstamp in margin and inscribed "For Mrs. Jewell, from D.F. Barry."

Uncredited cabinet card portrait of Marshall H. Jewell, publisher of the Bismarck Tribune, chipped, not attributed to Barry.