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    Carte de Visite of Olive Oatman, Survivor of the Oatman Massacre and Held Five Years in Captivity by Yavapais Indians. 2.5" x 4". Verso marked with Powelson Photographer, 58 State Street, Rochester, N.Y. studio mark and with a one cent George Washington revenue stamp. In 1851 Olive Oatman (1837-1903) survived the brutal massacre of most of her family by Indians in Arizona and was held in captivity in often brutal conditions for five years. While in captivity she was tattooed on her face and arms in the tribal tradition. This sharp CDV features Olive seated and dressed in her finest frock. Her tattoos are clearly visible in the photograph. Bright, sharp and in fine condition. From the estate collection of E. F. Mueller.

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    December, 2012
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