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    Photograph: Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer, 7th U.S. Cavalry, circa 1870s. Rare imperial size photograph of Custer in his 7th Cavalry dress uniform. Custer was sent to the Dakota Territory to guard against the Sioux in 1873, he also had his first encounter with the Sioux in late 1873. In 1874, he led an expedition into the Black Hills, where they discovered gold; the rush was on and Deadwood was born. The uniform Custer is wearing is from that period. Measures in cardboard frame, 8" x 10".

    Condition:
    Photograph is very fine, mound is rough.


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    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
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