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    William H. Partridge Boudoir Card Photo: "The Thlinket Indian." An 8.5" x 5.25" mount with a 7.25" x 4.25" image of a large group of Tlingit Indians posed in front of an establishment named "Jack's." As printed on the mount, this photo was taken in Alaska in 1887 by Partridge Photo of 2832 Washington Street in Boston. The Tlingit people are indigenous to the northwest coast of North America.

    William Partridge and his two brothers all followed their father into the photography business in Boston. In 1884 he and brother Edward moved to Portland and established a studio there. This photo was one taken on William's 1887 photographic expedition to Alaska. Shortly thereafter, he moved back home thus the Boston address on the mount. On the back of the card mount is a handmade "easel" held together with a partial label from their Portland studio. An incredibly detailed photo with great contrast and tonal range. A tiny bit of soiling, otherwise excellent.

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