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.
Sold: $840.00
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An 1870s Photograph of the St. Louis Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri
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Quanah Parker Cabinet Card Photograph by Irwin & Mankin,
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Territory of Montana Brand Book for 1884,
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L.A. Huffman Photograph, <i>Throwing Rangers to the Round-Up</i>,
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Wyoming Territory Bill of Sale for Horses Penned by
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Three Cabinet Cards of American Indians by Choate,
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Scarce Group of Wyoming Territory Bank Checks,
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Three Wyoming Photographs of Freighting and Stagecoach Lines,
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Autograph Letter Signed by Maria Mitchell, First Woman Astronomer,
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A Gathering of Scarce Cyanotype Photographs of the San Carlos Agency, Arizona Territory,
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Eight Billheads from Various Transportation Companies, Some Illustrated,
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Four Rare Cloth Maps Related to the Wounded Knee Massacre,
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<i>G.A.R Nat'l Encampment</i> Reunion Chromolithograph, Buffalo, 1897,
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