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    BUST IMAGE OF SITTING BULL WITH MONARCH BUTTERFLY. Handsome cabinet card of the great Sioux chief taken circa 1880-1890. Sitting Bull wears a striped store-bought shirt, and a buckskin jacket with fringe, embroidery, and a fur collar. His felt hat has a Monarch butterfly tucked into the brim, and his hair is tied but unbraided. He looks into the camera with fierce determination. Image measures approximately 3¾" x 5½" and is affixed to a photographer's mount measuring 4¼" x 6½", which identifies the photographer as "Gibbon, Scotland, S.Dak." On verso in an unknown hand: "Brought from South Dak. Summer 1891." Very slight soiling of mount edges and upper corners of image, but these do not detract from this powerful photograph.

    Provenance: The Chris Kortlander Collection


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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