Monday, November 28, 2011

RARE 1898 Native American Portraits at SRAC

We have 20 of the "Rinehart Indian Portraits" that were donated to us and are now on sale in the SRAC gift Shop! 

In 1898 Frank A Rinehart set up a photo studio at the Trans-Mississippian Expo where he photographed many Native Americans who had participated in the Battle of Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee. 

More than five hundred American Indians from thirty-five tribes attended the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska. American ethnographer James Mooney (1868-1921) of the U.S. Bureau of Ethnology hired Omaha native Rinehart to photograph the tribal delegates. The sheer number of Rinehart's exposition portraits ensures that they represent the most comprehensive collection of images of early-twentieth-century Indian leaders. 

These reprints are from the original glass plate negatives. Don't miss your chance to own one of the 20 - some photos which are hyped to be the BEST of the Rinehart collection! At just $24.99 each - they would make a great Christmas gift! Each poster is 19 inches wide by 24.5 inches high, sealed in plastic w/ backing and accompanied by the above information. An example can be seen in the photo below:

Each poster is also etched with the persons name and tribe :

Act quick and get first picks - as we only have one of each of these items !

Thank you for supporting SRAC!

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