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Auction archive: Lot number 136

Collection of Indian Wars-Era Photographs of Officers & Cadets, Incl. Portrait by African American Photographer J.P. Ball & Trooper with Violin

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n. a.
Price realised:
US$180
Auction archive: Lot number 136

Collection of Indian Wars-Era Photographs of Officers & Cadets, Incl. Portrait by African American Photographer J.P. Ball & Trooper with Violin

Estimate
n. a.
Price realised:
US$180
Beschreibung:

Lot of 13, including 9 cabinet cards. Most appearing to date from the Indian Wars of the latter half of the nineteenth century. Subjects are military officers and cadets, mostly unidentified, in a variety of poses and backgrounds. Photographs come from photographers and studios in various locales including from George W. Bretz in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma; Mitchell & Baer in Prescott, Arizona; Kaethler and Davie in Columbus, Ohio; W. A. Duncan in Pierce City, Missouri; and W. J. West in Fort Buford, Dakota Territory. Notable items in the collection include a cabinet card of an unidentified officer attributed to famed African-American photographer J. P. Ball who, after first establishing a studio in Cincinnati in 1869, went on to work as a photographer in multiple locations. The Ball photo in this lot was taken in his Helena, Montana, studio which was established in 1887. The imperial cabinet card by W. J. West features an unusual photograph of a young trooper holding a violin with text on verso reading 15th U S Infantry Fort Randall D. T. Another unusually sized cabinet card measures 4 x 8 in. and features two soldiers in identical poses, standing with white gloved hands embracing their rifles. A photograph of a soldier grasping his belt with sword at his side is under mat and enclosed in a folding cardstock case. Finally, a wonderful photo of 17 men, attired in a mix of Western and soldier's attire, rounds out the collection. Condition: Good condition.

Auction archive: Lot number 136
Auction:
Datum:
26 Jan 2018
Auction house:
Cowan's Auctions, Inc.
Este Ave 6270
Cincinnati OH 45232
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)513 8711670
+1 (0)513 8718670
Beschreibung:

Lot of 13, including 9 cabinet cards. Most appearing to date from the Indian Wars of the latter half of the nineteenth century. Subjects are military officers and cadets, mostly unidentified, in a variety of poses and backgrounds. Photographs come from photographers and studios in various locales including from George W. Bretz in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma; Mitchell & Baer in Prescott, Arizona; Kaethler and Davie in Columbus, Ohio; W. A. Duncan in Pierce City, Missouri; and W. J. West in Fort Buford, Dakota Territory. Notable items in the collection include a cabinet card of an unidentified officer attributed to famed African-American photographer J. P. Ball who, after first establishing a studio in Cincinnati in 1869, went on to work as a photographer in multiple locations. The Ball photo in this lot was taken in his Helena, Montana, studio which was established in 1887. The imperial cabinet card by W. J. West features an unusual photograph of a young trooper holding a violin with text on verso reading 15th U S Infantry Fort Randall D. T. Another unusually sized cabinet card measures 4 x 8 in. and features two soldiers in identical poses, standing with white gloved hands embracing their rifles. A photograph of a soldier grasping his belt with sword at his side is under mat and enclosed in a folding cardstock case. Finally, a wonderful photo of 17 men, attired in a mix of Western and soldier's attire, rounds out the collection. Condition: Good condition.

Auction archive: Lot number 136
Auction:
Datum:
26 Jan 2018
Auction house:
Cowan's Auctions, Inc.
Este Ave 6270
Cincinnati OH 45232
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)513 8711670
+1 (0)513 8718670
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