Signed Roland Reed 1908 Sepia Photogravure Native American Ojibwe Chief Ogama
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Signed Roland Reed 1908 Sepia Photogravure Native American Ojibwe Chief Ogama :
Estate sale find in Greater San Diego. Since finding this piece on Saturday I have done extensive research on this famous early 20th century photographer who is one of the most reknowned photographers of reservation Indians. Most of his images are well known and have been published many times. Here we have an image of "Ogama" (chief in Ojibwe tongue) on the shores of Lake Superior where this tribe called home. I have not seen this image on the dozen or so sites I have visited. this is an original signed in pencil photogravure 10" X 6" of the head honcho, whoever that chief was in 1908! Image is attached to the board with the pencil caption on back. I have included the backer board that was with the original frame which had disintegrated. This is a super rareoriginal photoby one of the top two photographers of native americans in this era. Attached find a bio on the artist....I will ship anywhere in the states for a flat rate of 5 bucks fully