RARE CABINET PHOTO – PINE RIDGE AGENCY WOUNDED KNEE NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORICAL – You are viewing an extremely rare original boudoir size cabinet card publish in 1891 and featured in the publication by Nebraska Press entitled, Eyewitness to Wounded Knee. The exact photo in my listing is at the bottom of page 158 of the historical reference book which clearly unfolds this tragic events of this story. George Trager and Clarence Grant Morelodge happened to be the two itinerant photographers who made these images on December 30th and 31st 1890. The image you are considering was taken the day prior the Seventh Cavalry unleashing their assault on the Sioux encampment. You can look online to find further information on this historical event and/or look up this image in the publication I have mentioned above. The main thing to remember about this historic photograph, is the fact that most, if not all of the people in this photograph were gunned down and the tragic massacre would be the final event to end the Indian Wars in the United States. The title in glass plate negative by Trager and Morelodge states, Youngest Chief Two Strikes Talking. Please see my last listing photo. The image portrays the festivities where the Lakota Sioux are gathered in ceremony. Previous to this day, the Sioux had been watched closely for months performing their “Ghost Dance” which the military had reported as a form of threat or considered another uprising. Two teepees are seen in the foreground as well as in the distance with a group of horses. PROVENANCE : The image as well as a group of others were handed down to my family from a well-known third generation trader named, “Pat Read” who lived in Lawrence, Kansas. His father and grandfather traded with the Indians in Lawrence, Kansas. Pat’s grandfather, Fred Read, owned the first Dry Goods store in the state and would be one of the few survivors of Quantrill’s Raid. Needless to say, there are very few of these images know to exist today. Here is an extremely rare opportunity to own a piece of American History that must not be forgotten. The photograph would be an amazing addition to a private collector or an institution here in the United States. ” One of “The youngest son of Chief Two Strikes” and the other of “Chief Crazy Bear. I will also provide the pages numbers these images appear on in this Nebraska Press publication. CONDITION: Please view my detailed photos for the actual condition of the image and as part of my description. The cabinet photo remains in excellent antique condition compared to the few other examples I have seen ever offered publicly. The image has minimal edge wear, typical fading, several black spots and stains both on the albumin print and the mount. As mentioned in my description, t here are initial notations in pencil on the backside of the mount pertaining to the original owner Pat “Lathrop” Read from Lawrence, Kansas. The larger boudoir size mount measures 5″ X 8″ inches. Overall, a truly historical photograph of one of the most tragic events during the later part of the 19th Century. The item “RARE CABINET PHOTO PINE RIDGE AGENCY WOUNDED KNEE NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORICAL” is in sale since Sunday, August 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Daguerreotypes”. The seller is “nic-o-matic” and is located in Lawrence, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Photo Type: Cabinet Photo
- Original/Reprint: Original Print
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Signed: Yes