June 21, 2019 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


W.H. Jackson Albumen Photograph of Old Crow and Wife

Albumen photograph, 5.125 x 7.25 in., on 10.75 x 14 in. Hayden survey mount, identified in pencil on verso as "Perits-har-sts or Old Crow and wife, Ish-ip-chi-wak-pa-i-chis or Pretty Medicine Pipe," ca 1873. Credited on mount at lower left to William Henry Jackson, with "943" written in the negative.

Contemporary multimedia artist Wendy Red Star (American, b. 1981), famously reworked a print of this photograph in her "1873 Peace Delegation" series (2017).

Provenance:American Indian Photography Collection of John W. Painter (1929-2008)


Small surface blemish near feet of Ish-ip-chi-wak-pa-i-chis. Mount with toning and scattered spotting.

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
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