Lot 244 of 613:
Alexander Gardner photograph of a Comanche Woman  

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Onaweah or Ona Wia (Salt Gap), Wife of To-u-wa or Toshoway (Silver Brooch or Silver Knife), Comanche

Gardner, Alexander, attributed

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Geological Survey



Original albumen photograph, 19x12.5 cm (7½x5") on larger printed mount of the U.S. Geological Survey. Overall 35.5x28 cm (16x11").

Though William Henry Jackson is identified as the photographer on the mount, the photograph is attributed to Alexander Gardner. Issued as documentation of the 1871 Expedition to Yellowstone, the photograph was taken by Gardner when Silver Knife and his wife visited Washington, D.C.

Lot Amendments

Mount well worn, staining from mounting paste in margins of photograph; good.

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