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    ISSUING RATIONS AT STANDING ROCK AGENCY, D.T.
    c. 1882

    Boudoir card with imprint of "Barry, Standing Rock, D.T.," indicating this is from the photographer's earliest period, before he moved across the Missouri River to open a studio in Bismarck. Pencil notation, verso, in Barry's hand: "Group of 4," indicating this was part of a larger order by Robinson. As Chief Clerk for Agent McLaughlin, Robinson's duties would often have included the bi-weekly issuing of rations. He appears to have wanted this image to document that responsibility. Dozens of Lakota women and children, many wrapped in blankets, sit in the foreground, awaiting their turn to approach the warehouse in the background, where the family name would have been shouted out, the rations issued, and Robinson would have punched the recipients' ration ticket. This print is identical to Neg. No. B-749 in the Barry Collection at Denver Public Library; an alternate view is Neg. No. B-191.

    Dimensions: 6 ¾ x 9 ½ inches, excluding frame

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