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Auction archive: Lot number 344

Rain-in-the-Face, Autographed Receipt from Working at Coney Island, Sioux War Village, 1894

Estimate
US$1,000 - US$1,500
Price realised:
US$2,048
Auction archive: Lot number 344

Rain-in-the-Face, Autographed Receipt from Working at Coney Island, Sioux War Village, 1894

Estimate
US$1,000 - US$1,500
Price realised:
US$2,048
Beschreibung:

Rain-in-the-Face (1835-1905). Partially printed receipt from "Sioux War Village," 3.25 x 8 in. Signed by Rain-in-the-Face for salary working at the Sioux War Village, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, July 16, 1894 for the amount of $40. Verso inscribed, "J.R. Harmon." While little is known about Rain-in-the-Face's time at Coney Island, an article entitled "Rain-in-the-Face's Account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn," written by W. Kent Thomas and published in Outdoor Life, Vol. XI, No. 3, March 1903, details Thomas' encounter with the Lakota war chief at the park on August 12, 1894, confirming that he was working at Coney Island around the time that this receipt and the receipt offered as Lot 345 were issued and signed. After having a little too much to drink, Rain-in-the-Face sat down with Thomas as well as Sioux interpreter Harry McLaughlin and related his version of the Custer Massacre. Provenance:Descended Directly in the Family of Eagle Woman Who All Look At; The Estate of Leo and Margaret Harmon Condition: Ink dark, legible. Partial tear in top left portion of check (passing through "Re" in "Received.")

Auction archive: Lot number 344
Auction:
Datum:
19 Nov 2020
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:

Rain-in-the-Face (1835-1905). Partially printed receipt from "Sioux War Village," 3.25 x 8 in. Signed by Rain-in-the-Face for salary working at the Sioux War Village, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY, July 16, 1894 for the amount of $40. Verso inscribed, "J.R. Harmon." While little is known about Rain-in-the-Face's time at Coney Island, an article entitled "Rain-in-the-Face's Account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn," written by W. Kent Thomas and published in Outdoor Life, Vol. XI, No. 3, March 1903, details Thomas' encounter with the Lakota war chief at the park on August 12, 1894, confirming that he was working at Coney Island around the time that this receipt and the receipt offered as Lot 345 were issued and signed. After having a little too much to drink, Rain-in-the-Face sat down with Thomas as well as Sioux interpreter Harry McLaughlin and related his version of the Custer Massacre. Provenance:Descended Directly in the Family of Eagle Woman Who All Look At; The Estate of Leo and Margaret Harmon Condition: Ink dark, legible. Partial tear in top left portion of check (passing through "Re" in "Received.")

Auction archive: Lot number 344
Auction:
Datum:
19 Nov 2020
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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