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    Large Format Albumen Photograph Of Prominent Indian Chiefs. 14 1/2" x 17 1/4" (sight) and 24" x 27" overall framed. Mount titled "Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Society of the Territories Prof. F.V. Hayden in Charge", c.1870. Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden was an American geologist noted for his pioneering surveying expeditions of the Rocky Mountains in the late 19th century. He was also a physician who served with the Union Army during the Civil War. After the Civil War Hayden led geographic and geologic surveys of the Nebraska and Western Territories for the United States Government. A superb image of what we believe are five Indian Chiefs sitting, with another Indian standing with three men in suits. Albeit we have not been able to identify the sitters in the portrait, it is none the less a phenomenal image, especially in this large format. From the Eric C. Caren Collection.

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    February, 2020
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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