Lot of 2 stereoviews, the first copyrighted by F.A. Rinehart, Omaha, NE, 1900, showing "Curley. Sole Survivor of the Custer Massacre," as captioned in the negative, seated in an open field, holding a lever action rifle; and an uncredited stereoview bearing same caption, showing an aged Curley on horseback, wearing a buffalo fur coat, ca early 1900s.
Curley (ca 1856-1923) was a member of the Crow nation and served as a scout under Custer during one of the most famous battles in the west. Hailed as a hero and cursed as a coward, he is a controversial historic figure whose reputation vacillated during and beyond his lifetime. He is one of the only surviving members of Custer's command at the Battle of Little Big Horn and is buried there.
Rinehart view with some toning, corner and edge wear to mount, including slight corner loss.
Uncredited view in very fine condition.
Have a Similar Item?Consign With Us
Cowan's Auctions is one of the only houses to offer full service, in-house shipping.
Our experts pack and ship over 5,000 purchases each year.
Shipping costs are included on every invoice to make getting your items as fast and easy as possible.
For more information, click HERE or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page Load Executed Time Elapsed: 0.853 seconds