DescriptionGeorge Armstrong Custer: An Extremely Rare 1875 Goff Photo of Custer Dresses as a Sioux Chief. Taken in the summer of 1875 at Fort Abraham Lincoln, one of two known images from this occasion (in the other, the two are standing). Custer poses with a family friend, Agnes Bates, and both are dressed in traditional Sioux garb. Agnes holds a catlinite pipe. A truly remarkable image, of which only a few original prints are known. This is a cabinet card which, despite light bits of aging, is in very good overall condition, yet is an excellent candidate for professional cleaning if one prefers such photos to have a more pristine appearance. The mount is very slightly trimmed on the left edge, measuring 7" x 5".
Interestingly, a vintage but clearly ill-informed notation on verso identifies the subject as "Buffalo Bill and his Bride" and dates the photo to 1874, not 1875. The writer did, however, get the location right: "Fort Lincoln D.T."
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