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    George Armstrong Custer: Albumen Photograph by Scholten with Original Tissue Paper. This highly distinctive image depicts Custer in buckskins, with hunting rifle and wearing his trademark red kerchief. It was taken on or about January 24, 1874, by St. Louis photographer James A. Scholten. The occasion was a visit by Russia's Grand Duke Alexis, who wanted to go on a buffalo hunt, and had specifically requested Custer's presence. Guiding the group was William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and the expedition was headed by General William Tecumseh Sherman. In addition to the hunt, the Russian Duke was treated to dancing performances by over one hundred Sioux braves. Published in Custer in Photographs as K-113. The albumen measures 5 1/2" x 4" (overall 5 1/4" x 9 1/2") and is in excellent condition. The image still retains the original tissue paper barrier which is adhered to the right side of the mount. The Michael Ward Collection of Western Americana

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