Lot 249    

J. L. Cusick Cabinet Card of Oto Father and Son,
2007, Western & Historic Americana, Dec 6th and 7th
with Cusick's Arkansas City, Kansas, imprint on mount below image. The older man wears the plucked-scalp, roached hairstyle shared by the Pawnee and Osage. A golden eagle tail feather in his scalp lock proclaims that he is a man of valor. A small looking glass in a celluloid frame is in his right hand. The father wears silver ball and cone earrings. The earrings of the son are circular pieces of conch shell. A choker of strung beads circles his neck, from which is suspended a peace medal on a silk ribbon. His moccasins are beaded in abstract floral designs. The son bears a remarkable resemblance to William Fawfaw, the Oto Prophet (compare National Anthropological Archives, Neg. No. gn_03863a). It is not quite the same face; at this age Fawfaw was more lean, but a close family relationship is likely.

Condition:  
Three pinholes along top margin of mount, ink spatter marks; otherwise fine.
Sold: $316.25
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

don't miss

an opportunity to bid. You can't win if you're not in.

sign up to bid

what's it worth?

ask the experts

sell your item

start selling
Gathering of  Photographs of W. C. Quantrill's
Lot # 577 - Gathering of Photographs of W. C. Quantrill's "Raiders,"
lot of 10: 8 tintypes, 1 ambrotype and 1 cdv. Including a ninth plate ruby ambrotype, eight cdv-sized tintypes, most in 1860s-70s paper mats, and a carte-de-visite, each identified either in pencil or typescript on verso. Collected by Charles Rosamond of Kansas City, Kansas, these images were used... > Item Details
Mitchells Centennial Pocket Map of Philadelphia,
Lot # 991 - Mitchells Centennial Pocket Map of Philadelphia,
title on 12mo embossed buckram boards being New Map of Philadelphia and Centennial Buildings, by Mitchell Map Co. Title on hand-colored map being 1776 Centennial Views 1876; Plan of the City of Philadelphia 1876, 23.75 x 21.5” with four vignettes at top and base (8) of expo buildings, with vining fl... > Item Details
1840 Manuscript Letter Addressed to <i>His Excellency. Wm. H. Harrison, Washington D.C.</i>,
Lot # 3363 - 1840 Manuscript Letter Addressed to His Excellency. Wm. H. Harrison, Washington D.C.,
8 x 10", embossed with J.W. WALSH & SONS NEWBURGH, 2pp, written by Joseph C. Hornblower, American jurist, chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. A recommendation of Hornblower's son-in-law, a devoted Minister in the Episcopal Church, Mortimer R. Talbot, for a position at the Navy Yard. > Item Details
Fine W. H. Jackson Albumen Photograph of an Unca Chief,
Lot # 362 - Fine W. H. Jackson Albumen Photograph of an Unca Chief,
6.5 x 4". Duplicate in Colorado Historical Society, Neg. No. CHS.J.1028. 4210 Unca, Chief lettered in the negative at bottom of image. In other portraits this man is identified as Unca Sam, a name which his descendants retain. He wears a breastplate of bone hair pipes and glass beads, with earri... > Item Details
Charles A. Zimmerman Stereoview of Chippewa Warrior,
Lot # 20 - Charles A. Zimmerman Stereoview of Chippewa Warrior,
on 1870s regular-sized yellow mount, with his St. Paul imprint. The sitter holds a fine twisted pipestem. > Item Details
Group of Colorado Stereoviews, Including Wm. H. Jackson,
Lot # 3024 - Group of Colorado Stereoviews, Including Wm. H. Jackson,
photographers include W.H. Jackson, J.L. Clinton, Geo. E. Mellen, F.A. Nims & Cunningham, mainly landscapes, but includes several fine townscapes. > Item Details
George Stark Silver Gelatin Photograph of Arapaho Indians Enjoying Tug-of-War,
Lot # 350 - George Stark Silver Gelatin Photograph of Arapaho Indians Enjoying Tug-of-War,
7.5 x 9.5", with Stark's St. Louis, Missouri, stamp on verso; a group of Arapaho men are engaged in a friendly game of tug-of-war as a large crowd of other Indians and whites look on. Most remarkable in this photo are two men, right of center, wearing painted hide Ghost Dance shirts. Sacred design ... > Item Details
CDV of Pawnee Man,
Lot # 108 - CDV of Pawnee Man,
circa 1868. Pencil inscription, verso: Pawnee Scout, 1860s. Note how the ball and cone earrings were inserted into slits along the ear cartilage. Brass chain hangs from each ear lobe. At the right, his scalp lock may be seen. The man wears a U.S. Army fatigue blouse with brass buttons, indicative of... > Item Details
Five Cabinet Photographs, Occupationals of Store Fronts and Interiors,
Lot # 3332 - Five Cabinet Photographs, Occupationals of Store Fronts and Interiors,
all on original slightly larger card stock mounts, includes a 4.6 x 6.4" image of soda fountain/drug store with proud owner leaning against counter full of cigars, fountain to left and shelving behind with apothecary bottles, PLUS a 5 x 7" interior view of shoe store, circa 1910-20 with three gentl... > Item Details
THE FIRST BOOK OF THE WESTERN EXPANSION
Lot # 465 - THE FIRST BOOK OF THE WESTERN EXPANSION
Laws of the Territory of the United States North-West of the Ohio: Adopted and made by the Governour and Judges, in their Legislative capacity, at a Session begun on Friday, the xxix day of May, one thousand, seven hundred and ninety-five, and ending on Tuesday the twenty-fifth day of August follow... > Item Details
A Charming Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of A Mother and Child,
Lot # 3252 - A Charming Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of A Mother and Child,
lovely posed image of a young mother holding her infant child up so their heads were at the same level, mounted in a brown leather covered case. > Item Details
Wagner & McGuigan Mexican War  Chromolithograph,
Lot # 813 - Wagner & McGuigan Mexican War Chromolithograph,
Landing of the Troops at Vera Cruz, with Lithographed and Printed in Colours by Wagner & McGuigan, Philadelphia. Exceptionally bright colors, showing American troops on shore and the Castle San Juan d'Ulloa in flames, March 9, 1847. > Item Details
Stanley Morrow Stereoview of Spotted Tail, Chief of the Brule Sioux with Wife and Daughter,
Lot # 164 - Stanley Morrow Stereoview of Spotted Tail, Chief of the Brule Sioux with Wife and Daughter,
on red mount with imprint of S. J. Morrow, Yankton, D.T. Ink inscription, verso, in Morrow’s hand: Spotted Tail. Taken circa 1872, this is the earliest portrait of Spotted Tail, “at home.” He and his wife traveled to Washington, D.C. the same year, where they were photographed by Alexander M. Gardne... > Item Details
Cabinet Card of R. L. Potter, <i>The Wheelbarrow Man,</i>
Lot # 3026 - Cabinet Card of R. L. Potter, The Wheelbarrow Man,
dressed in rough clothing with homemade folk art watch fob, standing next to his patched and repaired wheel barrel with beaten old trunk strapped to frame and his pet coyote on top, hand-lettered sign on pole reads RL Potter/The/Wheelbarrow/Man with Union View Co., Rochester, N.Y. imprint. > Item Details
Cast  Iron Franklin Pierce Plaque,
Lot # 3371 - Cast Iron Franklin Pierce Plaque,
oval with bust profile with scrolled surround, unmarked and in bronzed finish, 11 x 12.5". > Item Details
Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Deceased Mother and Child,
Lot # 622 - Sixth Plate Daguerreotype of Deceased Mother and Child,
an atypical image. Here the mother is deceased while the child appears quite alive. Mounted in an embossed geometric paper-covered case. > Item Details
<i>Gunnison, Colorado's Bonanza County,</i>
Lot # 496 - Gunnison, Colorado's Bonanza County,
Hallowell, John K. Denver: Colorado Museum of Applied Geology and Mineralogy, 1883. "Author's Edition," 8vo, printed green wraps, 168pp. [Henkle 775] A geological tour of Gunnison County with a view to the mineral resources, both deep and surface. Nearly half of the chapters deal with coal resources... > Item Details
Rare
Lot # 677 - Rare "Hanging Bee" Photograph,
anonymous 6.5 x 4.6" warm-toned silver gelatin image, laid onto larger grey mount, titled in negative United States Pts. Cos. Hanging Bee. A bizarre occupational image showing the nearly all white staff of this company, some holding mugs of beer, one with a guitar, another with a chicken. In the c... > Item Details
Unpublished Silver Gelatin Cabinet Photograph of Red Cloud, Oglala Sioux Chief,
Lot # 282 - Unpublished Silver Gelatin Cabinet Photograph of Red Cloud, Oglala Sioux Chief,
by Isaiah R. McIntire, Chadron, Nebraska. Photographer imprint on mount, ink identification verso, Red Cloud Chief of Sioux, S. Dak. 101 years old. Dated July 4, 1904, based on another portrait taken the same time by McIntire. Red Cloud (September 20, 1822–December 10, 1909) would have b... > Item Details
CDVs of Two Celebrated Union Officers Killed at Chickamauga,
Lot # 715 - CDVs of Two Celebrated Union Officers Killed at Chickamauga,
the typical vignette of the Cincinnati poet-general William Lytle, formerly colonel, 10th OVI, by Hoag & Quick and Colonel Edward A. King, 68th Indiana, without backmark. The twice-wounded Lytle commanded a brigade in Sheridan’s division and with an augur of his own death the night before, was mort... > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: