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Lot 55: "Rain-In-The-Face" Framed Colorized Portrait by L.A. Huffman

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500

"Rain-In-The-Face" Framed Colorized Portrait by L.A. Huffman

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This 18 3/4 x 10 3/4 inch colorized print is marked "(Etomo-Gozua) Rain-in-the face, Hunkapapa Sioux Nov. 1879/In Spotted Eagles Hostile Village Tongue River Valley Montana Territory/©LA Huffman Post Photog'r Ft. Keogh." along the bottom in black ink. Montana photographer Laton Alton Huffman (1854-1931) is a legendary photographer of the American west, known for capturing photographs of its people, wildlife, and landscape. The print features the Lakota war chief Rain-in-the-Face (c. 1835-1905) wearing traditional clothing, including an eagle feather war bonnet. Chief Rain-in-the-Face was one of many chiefs leading warriors at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Including the frame it measures approximately 27 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches. Provenance: The John Fox Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good, there is a repaired blemish in the center on part of the headdress and otherwise minimal handling marks or wear. The frame shows some mild wear and minor marks.

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