Pawnee Woman & Papoose, Cabinet Card By W. S. Prettyman Of Arkansas City, Kansas For Sale
Rare Cabinet Card of a Pawnee Woman and Papoose by W. S. Prettyman of Arkansas City, Kansas. Notice the Dog in the Background, off to the Right. "Pawnee Woman" is Written in the Lower Margin of the Negative.
W. S. Prettyman was born in Princess Anne County, Maryland, November 12, 1858; died in Los Angeles, California, 1932. He arrived in Emporia, 1879, and soon apprenticed to Civil War photographer, I. H. Bonsall, in Arkansas City. Prettyman opened his own gallery and took the portrait of Bob Dalton, Deputy U. S. Marshal in the Osage Agency. He took portraits of Indians who came to him from the Indian Territory, and who attended the local Indian school. Beginning in 1883, Prettyman made trips through the Indian Territory to photograph Indians in their villages. He photographed the Oklahoma "Boomers" as they invaded the territory in wave after wave. [Credit Carl Mautz "Biographies of Western Photographers]
Condition: Light wear and soiling to edges and corners of mount, and surface of print. I try my best to describe condition issues, but please rely on the scans below for a complete condition report, as they're large [oversized], and accurate.
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