Description[Johnny Baker]. Group of Photographs (4). The centerpiece of this grouping is an 8" x 10" photograph taken in Rochester, New York, probably in August, 1916. From left to right are Oglala chief Iron Tail, Johnny Baker, his wife Olive Burgess Baker, her father and mother (and standing behind them, probably Olive's sister and brother-in-law), W. F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and Gladys Agnes Baker. This is one of the best "civilian" photographs ever taken of Iron Tail.
The lot also includes classic portrait photographs of the three principals: Iron Tail in warbonnet, measuring 5" x 7"; Johnny Baker, measuring 6" x 9"; and a seated Buffalo Bill, measuring 4" x 5", wearing the elk-hide jacket embroidered by Cree women in "Norway House" style at Winnepeg. The photographs are all lightly aged, and the "civilian" photograph has a small amount of dampstaining at the mounting card's top corner. Overall a special and beautiful group of photographs. For more information about the Johnny Baker Archive, please click here.
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