Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 630

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 April 23 Historical Manuscripts Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $950,931