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    PICTURE POSTCARD FROM CHIEF MOUNTAIN. This 1918 picture postcard features an unidentified Indian man dressed for a winter blizzard and standing in front of a studio backdrop of a palm tree. The unknown brave stands drop-shouldered, looking directly into the camera lens with a worried expression on his face. He wears a long, heavy, store-bought coat, shirt, and high-crowned hat. His earrings, long braids, and moccasins are the only visible evidence of his culture, making their own mute statement. A compelling image! On back of postcard, a postal stamp in violet ink reads: "Chief Mountain, Mar 8 1918, Macleod Al[ber]ta." Next to this, several cryptic notations in blue pencil. Mounting traces on verso; faint wear at corners, else very fine.

    Provenance: The Chris Kortlander Collection

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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