Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 135

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(AMERICAN INDIANS--PHOTOGRAPHS.) William Soule. Lodge of the Plains Indians among the Cottonwood Trees in a Comanche Camp . . . of Dressed Buffalo Skins. Albumen photograph, 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, signed "Soule" faintly in the mount, on original wide-margined 14 x 11-inch plain mount with manuscript caption; minor foxing and minor wear to mount. Indian Territory, 1872

Additional Details

William Stinson Soule (1836-1908) spent eight years in the west. In 1872 he was the post photographer at Fort Sill in what is now Oklahoma. This large-format card photograph shows a saddled horse and tipi in the foreground, with a small girl and man in western dress nearby. 4 other tipis and camp gear can be seen in the background. A very early and unusually high-quality image.