HANDSOME CABINET IMAGE OF CURLEY, CUSTER'S SCOUT WITH A CROW BEADED RIFLE SCCABBARD ca. 1880. Printed by an unidentified photographer, this pristine image of Curley looks brand new! Photographed in a studio, Curley stands with one foot on a large block of stone, one elbow on his knee. In his other hand, Curley holds his rifle, which is hidden from view in a richly beaded rifle bag. This image is unusual in that it has clearly been altered by the photographer, blacking out the space between Curley's left elbow and his body, and the space between Curley's legs - presumably the background was too faint in the image and the photographer wanted to add more contrast. Nevertheless, this 4" x 5½" image is in exceptional condition, as is the gilt-edged photographer's mount (approximately 4¼" x 6½"). "Curley" is written in pencil beneath the image. An outstanding collectible!

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