Good. 1885. Photograph. A gelatin silver photograph from June 1, 1885, Census Day, of a crowd at Standing Rock, Dakota. Photo is mounted on cardboard with gilt edges. Worn corner margins. Photo is toned with a few pin holes and light soil. The imprint on the mount has the name of the photographer worn off with "Photographer" and "Bismarck, Dakota" still visible. Congress had made funds available for an interdecennial 1885 census that Dakota Territory participated in. Hundreds of Native Americans from the Standing Rock Agency are standing posed, with some horses, buildings, and dogs also visible. David Frances Barry (1854-1934) was a prolific photographer in Dakota Territory in 1870s and 1880s, known for his photos of Native Americans, particularly the Sioux, and the iconic frontiersmen of the West. ; 8" x 10" . (Inventory #: 010982)
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