c. 1869

    CDV with label and stamp on backboard from Culver Pictures. The likely photographer may have been Edric L. Eaton, of Omaha, Nebraska, who made other CDV portraits which Meyer used like business cards.

    Julius Meyer was one of the first entrepreneurs on the frontier to deal in "Indian curiosities." Plains Indian artifacts photographed at his "Indian Wigwam Emporium" in Omaha in the late-1860s are now in prominent European museums; including a Cheyenne war shield captured by the Pawnee, now at the Naprstek Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Meyer wears a buckskin "scout's coat" with collar and cuffs of otter fur; and a turban made of striped skunk fur. He is posed handing a smoking pipe to the Pawnee man at right, who is wrapped in a buffalo robe. Two Pawnee boys sit in the foreground.

    Dimensions: image, 2 ¼ x 3 ¾ inches; mount, 2 ½ x 4 ¼ inches

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