F.A. Rinehart Group of Platinum Photographs of Plains Indians
Lot of 5 platinum photographs of Plains Indians by F.A. Rinehart, each 7.5 x 9.5 in., on original gray 14 x 16.5 in. mounts. The subjects are identified on each mount in period ink, possibly in Rinehart's hand, as: Cheyenne Chief Wolf Robe; Kiowa Chief Whiteman; Eagle Elk from the Sioux; Afraid of Eagle, also Sioux; and Cloud Man of Assiniboines.
< In 1898 F.A. Rinehart became the official photographer of Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, which celebrated the accomplishments in the development of the West. Part of the exposition was a large Indian Conference that intended to demonstrate the diversity of 35 different American Indian tribes from West of the Mississippi to the Pacific Coast. The photographs in this lot are historically significant products of that commission.
The photos are just tipped in with tiny dots of glue. Some toning to three of the five photographs.