Item #8252 Indian Mother at Grave. David Francis Barry.
Indian Mother at Grave
Barry, David Francis

Indian Mother at Grave

Superior, WI: D.F. Barry, (c.1895). Large format photograph [28 cm x 25 cm] / [11" x 10"] Photographer blind stamp at lower left and printed label on the back. Title stamped in ink at the foot of the image. A few small paper remnants on the back. Gentle overall wear. Item #8252

Haunting posed view of a young woman reclining on a buffalo robe, staring up at a wrapped bundle atop what is supposed to be an open-air burial frame. David Francis Barry (1854-1934), also known as D.F. Barry, was a noted photographer of the American West. He specialized in Native American portraiture, and photographed scenes from early reservation life, military posts, and took portraits of military leaders. He had apprenticed under Orlando Scott Goff, eventually became his business partner, and later an independent photographer. He was called “Icastinyanka Cikala Hanzi,” translated as “Catcher, Little Shadow,” by the Native Americans.

Price: $325.00

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