Raynors HCA 2018-06
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Chief John Ross (1790-1866), also known as Koo-wi-s-gu-wi (meaning in Cherokee: "Mysterious Little White Bird"), was the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1828–1866, serving longer in this position than any other person. Described as the Moses of his people, Ross influenced the Indian nation through such tumultuous events as the relocation to Indian Territory and the American Civil War. A 1/2 plate ambrotype, waste-up, looking directly into the camera. minor spottin, one 1” scartch, else VG. Split case. ... plus, Large Oval Mounted Albumen, 5-1/4” x 7-1/4” handtinted of a chest-up image of Chief John Ross. The photographic image is of an 1858 lithograph of Ross by McKenney-Hall (History of the Indian Tribes of North America) which in turn accomplished the lithograph after an 1825 painting by Charles Bird King. There is period manuscript on the photograph although in a hand which is difficult to read. Additionall, there is a second smaller albumen, 2-1/4” x 2” pasted down to the larger image. The mount is ID’s as “Addis Gallery, 308 Penn Ave. Washington DC, .” c1860’s, minor spotting, likely unique.
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Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1828–1866 - Scarce Photographs

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Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,368.75
Estimate: $500 - $750
Auction closed on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
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