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    HAUNTING BARRY PHOTO OF "INDIAN MOTHER AT GRAVE." Although David F. Barry took the majority of his photographs of Native Americans in the 1800s, he created a great number of reprints for sale in the 1900s. This image is one of those reprints, circa 1900-1920, taken in Barry's Superior, Wisconsin studio. It features a young Indian woman leaning on a buffalo robe, staring up at a wrapped bundle atop what is supposed to be an open-air burial frame. Identified by a stamp at lower center as "Indian Mother at Grave," and showing Barry's copyright blindstamp above and to the right. Double-matted in one of Barry's 1900's matte/frames, which also bears the "BARRY" blindstamp at lower right. Overall dimensions: 11.75" x 13.75". Penciled on verso in what appears to be Barry's hand: "Indian Mother at Child's Grave." Barry's red, white, and blue Superior, WI address label appears at upper left on verso. Image is pristine; mat board shows a few chips at edges and wear at corners. An unusual and rarely seen Barry image.

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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