1900 Indian Native Trackers Guides Scout Photos

$5,500.00

Six figures in total, mounted on horseback, in three distinct pairs. From left: Frontier archetypes (possible military chevron / calvary jacket far left) with rifles; Native American men (Lakota / Sioux dress?) and men at right more typical of exploration clothing, that may be the clients here. Captioned Policemen Scouts with Indian Trackers. Measures 5 1/8 x 6 3/4”. Below: POSED on horseback,...

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Six figures in total, mounted on horseback, in three distinct pairs. From left: Frontier archetypes (possible military chevron / calvary jacket far left) with rifles; Native American men (Lakota / Sioux dress?) and men at right more typical of exploration clothing, that may be the clients here. Captioned Policemen Scouts with Indian Trackers. Measures 5 1/8 x 6 3/4”. Below: POSED on horseback, elaborate dress (mixed with military garb?) and coiffed hair may even be a woman, with rifle and deer carcass. Measures 3 7 / 8 x 6 1/4”. Pasted to scrapbook paper with no identification. Estate information (no name) suggests these were taken by someone with the early Smithsonian, Boone & Crockett Club or New York Zoological Society on expedition. Hunters, taxidermists and conservations worked in harmony at the turn of the twentieth century to establish the country’s first zoos on gathering trips, even with the personal support of President Teddy Roosevelt (an active member). These groups overlapped heavily with the founding members of the American Bison Society working to replenish dwindling Buffalo populations with breeding programs run by the New York parties. The surrounding buildings here do not offer any clue. Conservation trips swept the West, Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Canada; also, the influence of such clients must be given consideration in the identification of the police and scouts. Please see photos for exact condition (chip bottom right, flakes top right and mild foxing along top edge - only one horse motion blur affects subject), dandy is full sunlight exposure and naturally 1/2 free of the mount. Important material, deserving of expert research. Not available for international shipping.