HAYNES' HAND-COLORED CABINET PHOTOGRAPH OF BIG MEDICINE MAN. Measuring approximately 4" x 5½", this immaculately hand-colored bust image features Big Medicine Man of the Crow tribe, wearing his finest clothes and decoration, including a floral print shirt and gold arm bands, numerous necklaces, and a red headband. One of his braids ends in an eagle feather, the other in an ermine pelt. Believed to have been taken in 1883, the image is affixed to an "F. Jay Haynes & Bro." photographer's mount which shows only the faintest age toning around the edges. Big Medicine Man's image has been beautifully and extensively hand tinted, with each necklace painstakingly colored in perfect detail. Even his earrings gleam with gold tones! A dramatic and beautiful photograph suitable for any Western Americana collection.

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