[CABINET CARD DEPICTING THE SIOUX CHIEF NO HEART AND HIS TWO DAUGHTERS]
1880·Mandan, Dakota Territory
by Gilbert, Zalmon
Mandan, Dakota Territory, 1880. Albumen print on card, 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Card edges gilt, signature and location on recto and advertisement on verso printed in gold. Caption label affixed to verso. Minor dust soiling. Short oblique line at center right of the image, otherwise fine. In an archival sleeve. A cabinet card of a Sioux chief called No Heart, standing with his two daughters seated before him. The card was produced by the photography studio of Zalmon Gilbert in Mandan. Gilbert moved to the Dakota Territory in 1881, and established a studio there with another another photographer, Alice C. Miller. An excellent example of the genre of Indian portrait cabinet cards, a popular way to obtain images of the American West during the period.
(Inventory #: WRCAM51811)
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