Lot 105 of 419:
Photos of Montana Indians, Forts, Scenery, etc.  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$7,800
Estimate:
$5,000 - $8,000

Title:
Album of 48 original photographs of Montana Indians, Forts, Mining, Scenery, etc.

Author:
**

Place:
Montana

Publisher:

Date:
c.1895

Description:
48 sepia-tone gelatin silver photographs, approx. 4¾x6¾, mounted on black album leaves with handwritten captions in white beneath images. Album is 7x10¾, flexible cloth. Superb collection of views of Montana in the final years of the 19th century, evidently taken by an officer at Fort Assiniboine, near Havre, Montana. The album is titled "Montana Views and Scenes" on the front flyleaf, and the photographs within are wide-ranging in subject and obviously taken by a highly skilled photographer, with excellent composition and contrast. Among the views are: "St. Paul's Mission"; "Assinnaboine Dancers" in ceremonial dress, one holding an American flag; "Sunday at Grahams Ranch," the churchgoers, including men, women and children, dressed in their finest, two with bicycles; "Clint Louis Ranch" with the family in front of a small wooden house with sod roof; "Zortman Mining Camp," a handful of crudely built log cabins; "Troop B, 3rd Cavalry, Ft. Assinnaboine Mont."; "Road Workers" with horse-drawn grader; "Squatter" seated on sawhorse with his dog in front of a wooden hut, animal skins nailed to the walls; "Iron Man," on horseback in front of his tipi; "Two Pair," four Indians on horseback, each holding an umbrella for protection from the sun; "Potter's Saw Mill"; "Branding on Milk River"; "Kennedy's Ranch"; "The Sun Dancers," standing bare-chested, with seated onlookers; "Washing out Gold, at Gold Butte, 6 miles from the Canada line"; "Gros Ventre Indians," a group of about 20, many in ceremonial dress, with numerous American flags; "Horse Sale at Ft. Assinnaboine"; "Flee," an Indian, likely a scout, standing with his rifle next to his horse; "Cowboys of the North Side"; "Freighter"; "Erigating Wheal on the Masouria"; and others. A truly exceptional album.

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Condition:
Covers with wear at edges and spine ends; one print with 1" hairline tear repaired when mounted, a few with minor fading; excellent condition overall.


 
Item number:
202866
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