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    IMPRESSIVE IRWIN IMAGE OF GERONIMO HOLDING A "DANCE" TEXAS REVOLVER. After years on the run, the great Apache warrior Geronimo surrendered to the U.S. military in 1886, and was sent to Florida for imprisonment. In 1894, Geronimo and 341 other Apaches were brought to Fort Sill, where they were held as prisoners of war for the rest of their lives. Geronimo was occasionally allowed to leave the Fort later in his life, touring briefly with Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show in 1908. We believe this 4" x 5½" photograph was taken during that time period. The great Apache chief is pictured wearing an eagle-feather headdress and a heavily fringed buckskin shirt. He holds a pistol in his lap and looks to his left with a scowl on his face. This bold and striking photograph is in excellent condition, with minor chips and wear to the edges and corners of Irwin's imprinted photographer's mount. Written in pencil along the lower edge of the mount: "Geronimo, Famous Apache Chief," and on verso: "Geronimo, the famous Apache chief, now a prisoner of war at Fort Sill." A rare and desirable image of a great Apache warrior.

    The Chris Kortlander Collection


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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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