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    c. 1886

    Silver gelatin photograph, mounted on board. Image stamped lower left "Copyright by D.F. Barry." "Sitting Bull" stamped on lower edge of matte. Barry's blind stamp at lower left of matte. Some rubbing and chipping at corners of large mount. Image is sharp. This portrait probably was made in the O.S. Goff studio, Fort Custer, M.T., where Barry was the manager, when Sitting Bull and other Hunkpapa visited their former Crow enemies in 1886. Compare Denver Public Library, Neg. No. B-75, the full studio pose from which this image has been cropped. The chief wears a magnificent headdress of golden eagle feathers. Alternating panels of the feathers have been dyed red. The cap is covered with strips of ermine fur. A stone-headed war club is held in Sitting Bull's left hand. A rectangular, beaded knife case hangs from his belt.

    Dimensions: 3 x 7 inches

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    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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