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AMBROTYPE IMAGE OF COCONAKO, WIFE OF CHIEF SHABONNA. This quarter-plate ambrotype image of Coconako, wife of the Ottawa and Pottawatomie Indian Chief Shabonna, has been tinted at the face. Coconako appears to be wearing Indian trade beads and gold rings and has her ears pierced, all of which have been tinted. Coconako is buried at Morris, Illinois, having died in 1864, five years after her husband.
This ambrotype from the 1850s is in its wooden half-case which is damaged at top. Case dimensions: 4.5"x 5.5"; Image 3.25"x 4.25". Good condition, has foxing, some discoloring.

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Auction Dates
November, 2007
10th
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