African Americans on the Ranch, Oversized Photographs by George F. Gibbs, circa 1900

Lot of 2 boudoir cards by George F. Gibbs of Ferguson, Oklahoma, comprising:

Outdoor image of horses and cattle on open plains with a young Black woman leaning on one of the cattle, a mule cart in the far background. Photographers imprint stamped to verso, circa 1900. Pencil note on verso indicates that Gibb worked at this location from Aug. 21, 1901 to April 30, 1920.

Outdoor photograph of several horses with a few cattle among them outside rough-hewn buildings on the plains. Imprint stamped in red on verso. Additional stamp on verso indicates this is a cattle camp, Another stamp "Indians, Teepes, Mountai[n] / C__ns Creeks, Water-falls, / Caves, Rocks, Salt Works, / Stucco-Plaster Work" suggesting some of these may have been made as advertising cards.


Both a bit rough, with a few water stains; Some chipping of corners, pinholes in other corners; Besides being trimmed, there are numerous punctures suggesting something was hammered on this card.

Estimate: $300 - $500
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