Lot 336    

A.F. Randall Boudoir Photographs of Comanche Indians,
American History Auction / June 24, 2009
lot of 3, all with Randall's Wilcox, Arizona Territory stamp on verso; two photographs hand-titled on mount, Commanche[sic] John and Brother, and Lyra Tanner(?). These images interestingly both show the creative use of one of photographer's props - a Ute tab pouch. The posed hunter uses the pouch as a necklace while Comanche John wears it on his belt. The last image shows a young man wrapped in another prop - a Navajo weaving - hanging rings can been seen along the lower edge.

Provenance:  
The Thomas Minckler Collection of Western Americana


Condition:  
Images with mealing; light soiling.
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