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    O.S. GOFF CABINET OF RAIN-IN-THE-FACE. Lakota war chief Rain-in-The-Face poses for the camera wearing an ill-fitting military jacket and a presidential peace medallion, a large eagle feather in his braided hair. He stares directly into the camera's lens with a faint smile on his lips - he seems proud and slightly bemused by the photo session. Penciled notation at lower edge of backing card identifies him as "Rain in face." Image measures approximately 4" x 5¾" and is affixed to a slightly larger photographer's mount, which bears Goff's Bismarck, D.T. imprint. Penned on verso by a former owner: "Son of Sitting Bull, very heartless & brutal." Minor chips and faint soiling at edges/corners. This is a wonderful photo of a great Lakota chief.

    Provenance: The Chris Kortlander Collection

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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