Sep 26, 2019 - Sale 2517

Sale 2517 - Lot 9

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(AMERICAN INDIANS--PHOTOGRAPHS.) Photograph of a white man and 6 Indians. Albumen print, 3 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, on plain mount; tack holes in mount corners; moderate toning and light soiling. Np, circa 1880s

Additional Details

This uncaptioned and unidentified photograph is consigned from an old Nebraska family. It is thought to possibly show Thomas Henry Tibbles (1840-1928) with a group of Poncas. Tibbles was a Nebraskan journalist and advocate for Indian rights, best known for bringing the case of Standing Bear before the United States District Court in 1879, resulting in a landmark ruling that "an Indian is a person."