F.A. Rinehart Platinum Photographs, Including Band of Sioux Warriors, Plus
Lot of 2 platinum photographs by F.A. Rinehart, each approx. 9 x 7 in., on original gray 16.75 x 13.75 in. mounts, 1898-1899. The photographs are signed, copyrighted, and titled in the negatives, and are also titled in period ink on the mounts, possibly in Rinehart's hand. The first photo, titled Band of Sioux Warriors, shows a group of fifteen Sioux warriors, many with headdresses and spears. The second photo, titled Afraid of Water, captures an American Indian woman bathing her crying infant.
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, intended to demonstrate the diversity of 35 different American Indian tribes from West of the Mississippi to the Pacific Coast. These photographs are historically significant products of that commission.
The photos are just tipped in with tiny dots of glue and can easily be removed. Browning on both photographs.