Sep 30, 2021 - Sale 2580

Sale 2580 - Lot 17

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(AMERICAN INDIANS--PHOTOGRAPHS.) John C. Grabill, photographer. A Pretty Group at an Indian Tent. Albumen print, 9 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, captioned and numbered 3639 in negative, on plain mount; minor foxing, minor dampstaining and wear to mount; early inked inscription on verso. [South Dakota], 1891

Additional Details

This photograph, likely posed, was copyrighted in the aftermath of the Wounded Knee Massacre. The subcaption reads "Jack Redcloud brings the news of surrender and end of the war to his lady friends." On verso is a note reading "Brought from the west by Col. N.W. Osborne U.S.A. circa 1877." That date precedes the copyright by many years, but Nathan Ward Osborne served as colonel of the 5th United States Infantry from 1888 until his death in 1895.