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    Mammoth Plate Photograph, a Bird's Eye View of Fort Meade, Dakota Territory, circa 1870s. An unknown photographer took this image of the famous Fort Meade, showing many wooden structures, barracks, office quarters, etc. in the foreground.

    Fort Meade was established in 1878, located in the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory north of Deadwood on Bear Butte creek. This site was selected by General Philip H. Sheridan to protect the Black Hills mining district against the Sioux Indians. The original name was Camp Ruhlen; the name was changed in late 1878 to honor Major General George G. Meade. This was also the home of Comanche, the horse that survived Little Bighorn. Image measures approximately 10" x 7.75", mount 14" x 11".

    Condition:
    Fine, some light foxing on image and mount.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
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