Mar 28, 2019 - Sale 2503

Sale 2503 - Lot 402

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(WOMEN.) Photograph of a young Texas woman holding a pistol. Silver print, 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches, on original plain mount, captioned in pencil on verso "Will Payne, Addie Payne, at home, Texas"; somewhat faded with minor wear. Texas, circa 1920s?

Additional Details

We don't often see images of African-American women with firearms during this period. Her finger is on the trigger, and she looks prepared to use it if necessary. Her husband wears rugged ranching garb.