Photographs of Generals & Indians

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This is an auction of original vintage historical photographs, narrower in focus than our regular catalog/internet auctions. It is primarily from a single-owner collection of Cartes de Visite of Civil War generals, and postcards and cabinet cards and some prints of American Indians. I have added some appropriate things, including some wonderful cabinet cards from prior Be-hold sales, now with a lower minimum bid. The descriptions of the Civil War subjects emphasize the pre-War and post-War experience of these military personnel, and will hopefully make the offerings of interest to a wider group of collectors than those whose interest is strictly in the Civil War. Great attention is paid to giving you a clear and accurate sense of the condition of the material. An explanation of our condition codes at the end of every entry, such as [3+], can be found at our website Be-hold.com. You will also find there a more extensive introduction to this material, and the historical context. Contact Be-hold at behold@be-hold.com or 914.423.5806 for further information.
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Ute before tipi. Photo postcard, matte print.201 - Ute before tipi. Photo postcard, matte print.
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The blanket over the doorway is a Navajo "third phase" Chief's blanket, probably traded to the Utes. The blanket to the right of that ...
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Estimates : 30.00 - 125.00
Sold to thedanoa414 for (30.00 + 4.50) x 1 = 34.50
 
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Yakima Braves, Topenish, Washington.202 - Yakima Braves, Topenish, Washington.
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Photo postcard, sent with message and stamp. [3]
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Estimates : 20.00 - 120.00
Sold to newmexkan for (55.00 + 8.25) x 1 = 63.25
 
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Yakima Indians.203 - Yakima Indians.
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Photo postcard. The left figure is Chief Sluiskan. The image has been printed with that triangular white area at upper left, obscuring another figure.
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Eagle Man, Sioux.204 - Eagle Man, Sioux.
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Photo postcard, fine gravure C. 1900 by J. A. Anderson. [3+]
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Estimates : 20.00 - 75.00
Sold to thedanoa414 for (20.00 + 3.00) x 1 = 23.00
 
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Two photo postcards by O'Neill Photo Co, O'Neill, Neb.205 - Two photo postcards by O'Neill Photo Co, O'Neill, Neb.
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a) "American Horse, Red Cloud, Last Council Meeting." Light sepia copy print of an important image, stil with good detail. A few minor den...
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Estimates : 30.00 - 125.00
Sold to thedanoa414 for (30.00 + 4.50) x 1 = 34.50
 
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Thunder Bird, Cheyenne c. 1914 by Vince Dillon.206 - Thunder Bird, Cheyenne c. 1914 by Vince Dillon.
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Sent with message. Stamp removed. [3]
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Estimates : 30.00 - 125.00
Sold to thedanoa414 for (30.00 + 4.50) x 1 = 34.50
 
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Crazy Horse.207 - Crazy Horse.
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Nice close portrait. Corners abraded (from previous mounting tape or mounting corners. [D3-]
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to cfi for (70.00 + 10.50) x 1 = 80.50
 
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Red Cloud.208 - Red Cloud.
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Photo postcard. Very fine moving portrait, including the vignette at the top with his name. [3+]
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 225.00
 
 
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Shot in the Hand' Old Crow Warrior.209 - Shot in the Hand' Old Crow Warrior.
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Photo postcard. Not sent, but notation on back: "Billings Mont 4/2/24. On this date visited with these Indians." [3-]
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to crowmont for (50.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 57.50
 
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Fierce Old Crow Buck.210 - Fierce Old Crow Buck.
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Gravure photo postcard C. 1907 by L. A. Huffman. Text on verso indicates he was named "Good Eye." Photographed in my old log studio at For...
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Estimates : 30.00 - 125.00
Sold to 200561-93842 for (45.00 + 6.75) x 1 = 51.75
 
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Four of Curly.211 - Four of Curly.
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a) "'Curly' Last surviving Custer Scout. Crow Indian." Mounted on his horse. Real photo postcard, appears "from life."I ...
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to postcard_mt for (130.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 149.50
 
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Eight various postcards.212 - Eight various postcards.
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a) "Indian Cemetery Wind River Wyo." Real photo, unsent, undivided back, AZO box. [3+] b) Parade, Lawton, Ok. Real photo by Oliver. Like (...
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Estimates : 25.00 - 125.00
Sold to thedanoa414 for (45.00 + 6.75) x 1 = 51.75
 
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Navajo Family Near Summer Home.213 - Navajo Family Near Summer Home.
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Mother and daughters. Hat on apple box at right. Sent in 1946. [3]
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimates : 10.00 - 50.00
 
 
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Soco Grocery and Gift Shop -- owned and operated by Indians.214 - Soco Grocery and Gift Shop -- owned and operated by Indians.
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1 mile E. of Cherokee, N.C. Real photo. Unsent. [3+]
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Estimates : 10.00 - 50.00
Sold to thedanoa414 for (10.00 + 1.50) x 1 = 11.50
 
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Four Canadian subjects.215 - Four Canadian subjects.
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a) White Elk. Copyright by a Vancouver studio. "Signed by Chief White Elk" in the original. This is a "real photo" copy print. T...
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Start Price : 30.00 | Estimates : 30.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Three Seminole Indian Subjects.216 - Three Seminole Indian Subjects.
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a) "Chief Tony Tommy" -- bold in blue crayon on verso, may be his signature. Real photo. [4-]. b) "Tom Tiger, Seminole Indian Chief. ...
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Estimates : 20.00 - 120.00
Sold to carlsdomain for (70.00 + 10.50) x 1 = 80.50
 
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Ten real photo postcard copy views of significant photographs217 - Ten real photo postcard copy views of significant photographs
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. 1) "Indians Digging the famous Pipestone, Pipestone Minn." They were forced to make an industry mining this stone that became a rage for...
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Start Price : 135.00 | Estimates : 135.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Seven photomechanical postcards.218 - Seven photomechanical postcards.
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1) "Wolf, Crow Chief," photo by Fred Miller. Postally used, with message on recto. 2) "Captain Spot", C. 1907 by J. A. Meiser. P...
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Estimates : 35.00 - 125.00
Sold to thedanoa414 for (35.00 + 5.25) x 1 = 40.25
 
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Sitting Bull.219 - Sitting Bull.
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1) Real photo copy view. Upper right and lower left corners abraded from prior mounting. [D2+] 2) A nice gravure collage with 3 views by Fiske-- Sitt
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 35.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Apaches. Rich gravure by E. S. Curtis, C. 1904.220 - Apaches. Rich gravure by E. S. Curtis, C. 1904.
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Mild crease at lower left corner, in margin. No message. [3+]
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Apache Girl. Rich gravure by E. S. Curtis, C. 1904.221 - Apache Girl. Rich gravure by E. S. Curtis, C. 1904.
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Postally sent, with message on recto that concludes "This is a hot looking girl." I include this because it is part of the history. Slight...
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimates : 35.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Mohave Girl. Rich gravure by E. S. Curtis, C. 1904.222 - Mohave Girl. Rich gravure by E. S. Curtis, C. 1904.
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Slight cancellation marks on face transpose the chin markings horizontally. Postally sent with message on recto that begins "This is one of Cur...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Navaho Boy. Rich gravure by E. S. Curtis, C. 1904.223 - Navaho Boy. Rich gravure by E. S. Curtis, C. 1904.
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Postally sent, but no message. [3+]
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Estimates : 30.00 - 125.00
Sold to postcard_mt for (30.00 + 4.50) x 1 = 34.50
 
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Zuni Girl.224 - Zuni Girl.
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Rich gravure by E. S. Curtis, C. 1904. Address and message on verso, but not stamped. Haunting image. [3]
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 175.00
 
 
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Hopi Girl.225 - Hopi Girl.
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Rich gravure by E. S. Curtis, C. 1904. Seems to have been part of a series of cards sent along with the previous Lot. [3]
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 175.00
 
 
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Siwash Maid.226 - Siwash Maid.
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Rich gravure by E. S. Curtis, C. 1904. No message, not sent. [3]
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Estimates : 50.00 - 150.00
Sold to postcard_mt for (50.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 57.50
 
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Blackfoot Encampment.227 - Blackfoot Encampment.
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Rich gravure by E. S. Curtis, C. 1904. Postally send with message on recto. Striking composition. [3]
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Blackfoot Encampment.228 - Blackfoot Encampment.
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Another example of this striking gravure by E. S. Curtis. Postally sent. Just a hint of soil on recto from cancellation on verso. [3-]
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Red Thunder Nez Perce.229 - Red Thunder Nez Perce.
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Rich gravure by E. S. Curtis, C. 1904. Nice pen French translation on recto." [3+]
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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7 fine color lithographs C. 1902, 1903 by Detroit Photographic Company, after photographs by W. H. J230 - 7 fine color lithographs C. 1902, 1903 by Detroit Photographic Company, after photographs by W. H. J
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1) "Taqui, A Moki Snake Priest." No message, not sent. 2) "Obtossaway, an Ojibwa Chief." Postally sent, with pen message on rect...
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 75.00 - 350.00
 
 
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24 Colored lithographs C. 1903-1905 by F. A. Rinehart.231 - 24 Colored lithographs C. 1903-1905 by F. A. Rinehart.
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Some duplicates. Subjects include "Clear" (2 copies), "Big Man," Red Cloud (2 copies), Sitting Bull, Wolf Robe (2 copies), Rain ...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 250.00
 
 
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6 colored lithographs C. 1906 - 1908 by Carl Moon.232 - 6 colored lithographs C. 1906 - 1908 by Carl Moon.
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1) "Juana Marie, a Pueblo Indian of Isleta..." 2) "A Navajo Boy." 3) "Tom of Ganado" 4 and 5) "Lo-Lee-Ta, Pueblo ...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 250.00
 
 
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5 colored lithographs C.1899 by Heyn.233 - 5 colored lithographs C.1899 by Heyn.
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Most with texts on recto. 1) James Lone Elk "nephew of Old American Horse. Participated in the 'Wounded Knee' fight in 1891 against the...
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Start Price : 45.00 | Estimates : 45.00 - 150.00
 
 
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7 colored lithographs by A. Selige, St. Louis.234 - 7 colored lithographs by A. Selige, St. Louis.
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1) Chief 'Bear Goes in the Wood." A fine example with applied glitter. Postally sent. [4-] 2) Chief 'Afraid of Eagle.' 3) Chief ...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 150.00
 
 
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11 miscellaneous colored lithographs.235 - 11 miscellaneous colored lithographs.
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1) Chief Washakie. 2) High Pipe Sioux Chief. 3) Chief Gall. 4) Ouray, Chief of The Utes. 5) Chief Red Cloud (embossed.) 6) Black Hawk (from an early p
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Estimates : 45.00 - 150.00
Sold to lastchance1 for (45.00 + 6.75) x 1 = 51.75
 
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6 colored lithographs of chiefs.236 - 6 colored lithographs of chiefs.
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1) California Indian Chief 'Standing Bear.' Nice profile [3+] 2) White Tail, Ponca. Embossed. Minor crease, [3-] 3) Hollow Horn Bear. Postal...
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimates : 40.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Chief Joseph.237 - Chief Joseph.
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4 colored lithographs. [3-] to [3+]
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Estimates : 20.00 - 150.00
Sold to postcard_mt for (20.00 + 3.00) x 1 = 23.00
 
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Geronimo.238 - Geronimo.
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5 colored lithographs, including one based on a famous Fly portrait. Highly stylized. OK but still [2+]
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 25.00 - 125.00
 
 
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Satanta, Kiowa Chief.239 - Satanta, Kiowa Chief.
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Cabinet Card by W. S. Soule, Fort Sill, I.T., with his imprint on verso. Again sorry I can't go into the entwined histories of the Civil War gen...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to usscout for (550.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 632.50
 
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Gaul. Cabinet Card by D. F. Barry, Bismarck, D.T. C. 1894.240 - Gaul. Cabinet Card by D. F. Barry, Bismarck, D.T. C. 1894.
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This is "Pizi," his name is often given as "Gall." Image is clean but light. [2+]
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Estimates : 175.00 - 400.00
Sold to lastchance1 for (880.00 + 132.00) x 1 = 1,012.00
 
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Yellow Dog.241 - Yellow Dog.
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Title on paper label on recto. Cabinet Card by D. F. Barry, Bismarck. Illustrated imprint on recto. Clean [3].
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Estimates : 350.00 - 750.00
Sold to lastchance1 for (1,200.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,380.00
 
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Chief Joseph.242 - Chief Joseph.
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Title imprinted on recto. Cabinet Card by D. F. Barry, Bismarck and Standing Rock, D. T. Vignetted close portrait. Tape once applied for mounting has
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Estimates : 175.00 - 650.00
Sold to cfi for (2,200.00 + 330.00) x 1 = 2,530.00
 
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Brave Bear.243 - Brave Bear.
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Title on strip label on mount recto. Cabinet Card by D. F. Barry, Bismarck and Standing Rock, D.T. [3]
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Estimates : 150.00 - 650.00
Sold to 1889 for (360.00 + 54.00) x 1 = 414.00
 
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Harry Eaton.244 - Harry Eaton.
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Title on strip label on mount, recto. Cabinet Card by Barry, Bismarck and Standing Rock, D.T. Fur wrap, holds decorated cloth, ceremonial pipe. [4-]
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Estimates : 650.00 - 850.00
Sold to lastchance1 for (770.00 + 115.50) x 1 = 885.50
 
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Sioux Medicine Man.245 - Sioux Medicine Man.
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Title on strip label on mount, recto. Cabinet Card by Barry, West Superior, Wis. Clean but light. Some of these were sold by Be-hold years ago, and ha
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Estimates : 125.00 - 500.00
Sold to lastchance1 for (550.00 + 82.50) x 1 = 632.50
 
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Indian.246 - Indian.
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Cabinet Card by Barry, West Superior, Wis. Logo with engraving of "Gall" on verso. Interesting cloth suspended from the subject's wais...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 500.00
Sold to lastchance1 for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Squaw Jesse Iron Bull.247 - Squaw Jesse Iron Bull.
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Cabinet Card by F. Jay Haynes, No. 1490 [note the list on the back of the next lot has different numbering] from his "Colored Cabinets of Noted...
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Estimates : 125.00 - 350.00
Sold to lastchance1 for (770.00 + 115.50) x 1 = 885.50
 
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Chief White Bull.248 - Chief White Bull.
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Cabinet Card by F. Jay Haynes, No. 2865 from his "Colored Cabinets of Noted Indians." This one is colored. [4-]
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Estimates : 125.00 - 350.00
Sold to 1889 for (190.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 218.50
 
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Sitting Bull.249 - Sitting Bull.
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Cabinet Card by F. Jay Haynes, NO. 1607, from his "Colored Cabinets of Noted Indians." This one is highly retouched, but his dress is nice...
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Estimates : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to postcard_mt for (60.00 + 9.00) x 1 = 69.00
 
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Chief Little Head.250 - Chief Little Head.
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Cabinet Card by F. Jay Haynes. No. 2857 from his "Colored Cabinets of Noted Indians." Nice clean uncolored example. This very one sold for...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 650.00
Sold to 1889 for (390.00 + 58.50) x 1 = 448.50
 
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