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    Sitting Bull: A Classic and Sharply Focused Cabinet Photo. During the summer of 1885, Sitting Bull traveled happily with Buffalo Bill's Wild West and became fast friends with Annie Oakley. He dubbed her "Little Sure Shot" when he adopted her, according to Sioux custom, as his daughter. This strong pose is one of several taken by William Notman of Montreal. Through his contract with Cody, Sitting Bull had exclusive rights to dispose of his photographs as he saw fit. He sold most, to his profit, but he gave this one and several others to Annie. The original Notman prints are highly desirable, especially since the likelihood is that they were handled by Sitting Bull himself. This one, of course, certainly was. There is tape residue at the very top and minor foxing throughout. Otherwise, this is a very good image. This lot is from the collection of Bess Edwards, grand-niece of Annie Oakley, and will be accompanied by a signed letter from her authenticating this item as described. For more information, please click here.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    24th Sunday
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