Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 130

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(AMERICAN INDIANS--PHOTOGRAPHS.) David F. Barry. Photograph of Curley. Albumen photograph, 10 x 6 inches, on original mount, with embossed "D.F. Barry" copyright stamp in image, embossed "Barry" stamp on mat, Barry's Superior, WI printed label on mount verso, and inscribed "To Mrs. Jewell, Good wishes, D.F. Barry" on mount; captioned on verso in pencil "No 92, Curley, scout" apparently in Barry's hand. Np, circa 1877, printed circa 1910

Additional Details

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.