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

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Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

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

Author:
Gardner, Alexander, attributed

Place:
Washington, D.C.

Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey

Date:
c.1872

Description:

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

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


 
Item number:
288038
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