J.A. SCHOLTEN (active 1870s) Portrait of General George A. Custer (1839-1877). Albumen print, the image measuring 5 1/2x4 1/8 inches (14x40.5 cm.), the ruled mount 9 1/2x6 3/8 inches (24.1x16.2 cm.), with the photographer's credit, his elaborately designed initials, and St. Louis location on mount recto. 1872
This photograph was taken in St. Louis on the occasion of Custer's involvement in a buffalo hunt with Russia's Czar Alexander. The plate appeared as a tipped-in illustration to Philadelphia Photographer, a period trade publication for professional photographers, and was widely reproduced after the Battle of Little Big Horn.
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