Native American Men Drawing

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Waiting to be photographed by New York City photographer Gertrude Kasebier (1852-1934), Native Americans traveling with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show sketch at a table in her studio on 5th Avenue, about 1898. William "Buffalo Bill" Cody selected nine Indians from his touring show to have their portraits made after receiving a letter of inquiry from Kasebier. The photographer maintained long friendships with a few of the Wild West Show's Indians, corresponding with them from 1898 to about 1912. Examples of these letters were published in Everybody's Magazine in January 1901.
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Mina Turner
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Gertrude Kasebier
ca 1898
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Kasebier, Gertrude
Related Publication
Delaney, Michelle. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Warriors: A Photographic History by Gertrude Kasebier
Native Americans
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platinum print (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
overall: 20.1 cm x 15 cm; 7 15/16 in x 5 7/8 in
National Museum of American History
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platinum print