Native American Portraits by Gertrude Kasebier

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 1898
maker
Kasebier, Gertrude
Physical Description
platinum print (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20.1 cm x 15 cm; 7 15/16 in x 5 7/8 in
ID Number
PG.69.236.006
accession number
287543
catalog number
69.236.006
Credit Line
Mina Turner
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Gertrude Kasebier
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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