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    GILBERT & BACON CABINET CARD OF SITTING BULL. This nearly perfect cabinet card of Sitting Bull was probably originally photographed in 1885, during Sitting Bull's brief tour with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Here, the Sioux chief is seated in front of a large tent, wearing full ceremonial garb and eagle feather headdress, holding a peace pipe. Although it is always risky to assign emotions to a photograph, Sitting Bull's countenance seems to be one of weary unhappiness and resignation. Image measures approximately 4" x 6" and is backed by Gilbert & Bacon's imprinted cabinet card. One chip to upper left edge of card does not affect image.

    Provenance: The Chris Kortlander Collection


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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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