June 22, 2018 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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Custer's Scout Curley, Pair of Stereoviews

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. 

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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.

Condition:

Rinehart view with some toning, corner and edge wear to mount, including slight corner loss. 

Uncredited view in very fine condition. 

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$720
06/22/2018

 

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