Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 139

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(AMERICAN INDIANS--PHOTOGRAPHY.) Group of 9 cartes-de-visite of Indians and street scenes by early New Mexico photographers. Albumen photographs, each about 3 1/2 x 2 inches on original mounts with photographer's backmarks; minor wear and toning. Santa Fe and Ralston City, NM, circa 1872 and undated

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5 by H.T. Hiester of Santa Fe, each captioned in pencil on verso: "J. Orne Cole, Indian Agt., and Pueblo Indians"; "Pot Kettle, Navajo"; "Street Scene in Santa Fe"; "Racked Burro" (donkey heavily laden with barrels); and "Kit Carson" (a photograph of a rather flattering painting of the famed frontiersman). John O. Cole was Indian Agent at the Pueblo Indian Agency from 1872 to 1873.

2 by E. Andrews & Co. of Santa Fe, captioned in pencil on verso: "Navajo Squaw"; and a man with two burros.

One by N. Brown & Son of Santa Fe, captioned in pencil on verso "Church, Santa Fe."

One by L.C. Withaup of Ralston City, NM, a silver-mining center which is now a ghost town: uncaptioned view of a cart hauling branches.

With--one uncredited carte-de-visite landscape view captioned on verso "Elizabeth Lowrie, Moreno Valley (California)."