Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 19

Price Realized: $ 5,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(AMERICAN INDIANS--PHOTOGRAPHS.) Group of 8 photographs of a performing troupe in New York and Canada. 3 quarter-plate ambrotypes and 5 cartes-de-visite; condition generally strong. Vp, circa 1870s

Additional Details

Several men and women are photographed singly or in groups, all apparently in performing costume. The ambrotypes are of two women, singly and as a pair. They have been rebacked and one has had its outer frame removed (Holmes, Booth & Hayden copyright). Two of the cartes-de-visites are of a young woman named as Naascaleta or Miss Neoskiletta, one of them being highlighted in purple. Two other portraits were produced by photographer George P. Hopkins of Albion, NY. Finally, a group portrait of 6 performers (including some of the above) was produced by J.L. Jones of Quebec City. If you can identify this group of performers, we applaud your knowledge--we suspect there's an interesting story here.