Lakota Chiefs Stinking Bear, Hollow Wood, and Crazy Bear, Northwestern Photo Co. Boudoir Cards
Lot of 2 albumen boudoir photographs, each copyrighted and identified in the negative, including outdoor view of Chief Stinking Bear / Chief Hollow Wood / Chief Crazy Bear, each on horseback. Crazy Bear is shown wearing his striped ghost dance shirt, holding a carved wooden rifle. Stinking Bear is bare-legged, suggesting warm weather at Pine Ridge.
Accompanied by a studio portrait of Chief Stinking Bear, A Leader of the Friendly Sioux Indians, Pine Ridge, S.D. He wears an eagle feather bonnet, wool breech cloth, and moccasins, and holds a riding quirt in his right hand and an American flag in his left. Each with backmark of Northwestern Photographic Co., Chadron, NE, which acquired the negatives from George Trager. These undated images were likely originally taken in the fall of 1890 and early winter of 1891.
Both images have lightened. Some scattered spotting on surface of photo of chiefs on horseback, plus loss at lower left corner and along right edge of photo. Some smudges, fingerprints on mounts.