Navajo Warrior & Negro Cavalry, Arizona, circa 1887

Albumen photograph (possibly an unmounted boudoir card), 4 x 5.75 in., featuring a Navajo warrior and an African American soldier. Uncredited and undated, though likely taken by Ben Wittick in Arizona Territory, circa 1887. "Navajo Warrior" and "Negro Cavalry" inscribed in ink beneath each subject. Navajo subject wears a poncho, silver hoop earrings, and a bandolier with pistol. African American subject wears a hat, bandolier, and gauntlets, and holds the barrel of his firearm with one hand. 


Image with heavy horizontal creasing and some wear to edges. Image appears to be clipped and laid down on some sort of backing. Not removed from housing to examine verso.

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
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