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    EXTREMELY SCARCE CABINET PHOTOGRAPH OF GERONIMO IN HIS WAR BONNET. From 1890 to 1895, George A. Addison operated a photo studio at Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory, where he concentrated on photographing the Indians being held there. In this extremely rare three-quarter length image, the great Apache chief stands in profile, his head turned slightly toward the camera. He wears a handsome buff buckskin jacket with fringes along the arms, back, and lower hem, as well as a buffalo-horn and eagle-feather war bonnet. A remarkable image of a remarkable man! Photo bears a significant crease (separated, then taped on verso) to the right of center. Running the length of the image, it affects only the feathers of Geronimo's headdress. A small section of the backing mount is missing at upper right corner, and there are a few chips along the edges of the mount (none affecting image). Image measures approximately 4" x 5ΒΌ". At lower edge of Addison's embossed photographer's mount is penciled the following notation: "Geronimo with his war bonnet." Despite the damage to this rare image, it remains extremely collectible and would make an exceptional addition to any collection.

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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