Lot 196    

O.S. Goff Large Format Photograph of Indian Prisoner Two Whistles
6/21/2012 - American History, Including the Civil War
Albumen photograph with manuscript title on mount Two Whistles - Indian Prisoner. Fort Custer, M.T., lacking a studio imprint, but taken by O.S. Goff, 7.5 x 9.25 in., mounted on board, 8 x 10 in. Two Whistles lost his arm during the "Sword Bearer Uprising" at Crow Agency, M.T. in late October, 1887.

Condition:  
Light, even toning to albumen; light soiling to albumen and mount; some wear to albumen along edges.
Sold: $998.75
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

don't miss

an opportunity to bid. You can't win if you're not in.

sign up to bid

what's it worth?

ask the experts

sell your item

start selling
Confederate Lieutenant, Sixth Plate Ambrotype by Jesse Whitehurst Studio, Norfolk, Virginia
Lot # 12 - Confederate Lieutenant, Sixth Plate Ambrotype by Jesse Whitehurst Studio, Norfolk, Virginia
Sixth plate ambrotype featuring a portrait of an unidentified Confederate Lieutenant, with mat stamped Whitehurst. This image was recently offered directly by the family through a noted Hampton, Virginia Auction House in 2011. With the original “Whitehurst” stamped mat, the ambrotype is attributed t... > Item Details
Texas & New Mexico Military Correspondence of Jonas P. Holliday
Lot # 297 - Texas & New Mexico Military Correspondence of Jonas P. Holliday
Lot of 3 ALsS. 1850-1857. Appointed to West Point from New York, Jonas P. Holliday graduated 24th in the class of 1850 and remained in the military service for life. As a young officer in the 2nd Dragoons, he was stationed initially on the Texas and New Mexico frontier and then, after a lengthy s... > Item Details
Edward Curtis, <i>The North American Indian</i>, Volume 2: Pima. Papago. Qahatika. Mohave. Yuma. Maricopa. Walapai. Havasupai. Apache-Mohave.
Lot # 227 - Edward Curtis, The North American Indian, Volume 2: Pima. Papago. Qahatika. Mohave. Yuma. Maricopa. Walapai. Havasupai. Apache-Mohave.
Written, Illustrated, and Published by Edward S. Curtis. Edited by Frederick Webb Hodge. The University Press: Cambridge, Massachusetts: 1908. Bound volume with 75 small-format photogravures on Holland Van Gelder paper. Including portraits of the Pima, Papago, Qahatika, Mohave, Yuma, Maricopa, ... > Item Details
Charles J. Belden Photograph of a Cowboy on Horseback, Tending Sheep
Lot # 269 - Charles J. Belden Photograph of a Cowboy on Horseback, Tending Sheep
Silver gelatin photograph, unmarked, but by Charles Belden, of a cowboy watering his horse while tending sheep near a small stream. Ca 1910s-1940s, 20 x 16 in. Charles J. Belden (1888-1963) was born in San Francisco into a wealthy California family. He developed a life-long passion for photograph... > Item Details
Lincoln & Hamlin 1860 Campaign Ferrotype
Lot # 136 - Lincoln & Hamlin 1860 Campaign Ferrotype
Brass "doughnut" mount, obverse featuring ferrotype portrait of a beardless Lincoln, see Sullivan 1981, Lincoln portrait No. 2, inscribed Abraham Lincoln. 1860, olive spray to right and left of date, reverse with ferrotype portrait of Hamlin, inscribed Hannibal Hamlin. 1860, olive spray to... > Item Details
W.H. Jackson Photograph of Girls at San Juan Pueblo
Lot # 218 - W.H. Jackson Photograph of Girls at San Juan Pueblo
Unusual two-panel albumen photograph of San Juan women with pots on their heads, ca 1880s, title written in negative, with Jackson's Denver studio imprint on verso, tipped on 4.5 x 7 in. stereoview mount. > Item Details
Bell Belonging to George Washington
Lot # 126 - Bell Belonging to George Washington
Engraved This Bell Belonged To / George Washington / Afterward Owned By / George Washington Parke Custis.  Brass, with iron clapper, copper ferrule, and turned walnut handle; 7.5 in. high.  Bells of this type are referred to as either school bells or table bells, used to call people to a m... > Item Details
Chief Spotted Tail Photograph by D.F. Barry
Lot # 183 - Chief Spotted Tail Photograph by D.F. Barry
Silver gelatin photograph of Brule Sioux Chief Spotted Tail, 7.75 x 10 in., mounted under cardstock, 10.75 x 16 in., photograph and mount include Barry's blindstamp, plus cardstock mount's verso features printed paper stamp advertising Barry's Superior, Wisconsin studio, and an attached,... > Item Details
Bolt of 42-Star American Flags
Lot # 81 - Bolt of 42-Star American Flags
Bolt includes 6 complete 42-star flags printed on cotton, plus 2 trimmed flags. Each complete flag features a 7/7/7/7/7/7 star pattern on canton, and measures 17 x 12 in.; 59 x 24 in. overall. Ca 1889-1890.  > Item Details
Civil War Illustrated <i>Union Meeting</i> Broadside from New York, Plus
Lot # 57 - Civil War Illustrated Union Meeting Broadside from New York, Plus
Lot of 3 framed broadsides from New York, including: broadside featuring a patriotic eagle and the bold heading UNION MEETING, to be held at a schoolhouse in Chazy, NY, on the 26th of an unspecified month and year, with Geo. L. Clark, Geo. Henry Beckwith, and the Plattsburgh Union Glee Club in atten... > Item Details
Abraham Lincoln Funeral Broadside
Lot # 142 - Abraham Lincoln Funeral Broadside
Bold text Funeral / Of President Lincoln, urging citizens of Waterville, Maine, to suspend business from 11:00am to 1:00pm on April 19, the day of the funeral service in Washington, in order to unite in such religious services as are appropriate to the occasion. Professionally framed, 7.25 x 5.5 sig... > Item Details
Photographic Archive of Miles City, Montana Photographer, R.C. Morrison, 1880s-1890s
Lot # 244 - Photographic Archive of Miles City, Montana Photographer, R.C. Morrison, 1880s-1890s
Cowan's is proud to present the photographic archive of pioneer Montana photographer Robert C. Morrison (1850-1938), descended directly in the family of the photographer and available for sale for the first time. R.C. Morrison arrived in Miles City, Montana, in 1878, when it was a tiny sutler... > Item Details
William Notman Photograph of Squaws at a Blackfoot Camp
Lot # 212 - William Notman Photograph of Squaws at a Blackfoot Camp
Albumen photograph titled in the negative 2164 Squaws, Blackfoot Camp, signed in negative by Notman & Son's, Montreal, 7 x 9 in., on cream-colored mount, 9 x 11 in.  > Item Details
Lincoln Wide Awake Marcher with Torch, Ninth Plate Ambrotype
Lot # 148 - Lincoln Wide Awake Marcher with Torch, Ninth Plate Ambrotype
Ninth plate ambrotype of a Lincoln Wide Awake marcher wearing one of the original style slickers and kepis used in the very first organized Wide Awake Clubs. The marcher also holds a torch with red and yellow tinting, making it appear lighted. This young man could very well be an original Hartford W... > Item Details
W.H. Jackson Cabinet Photograph of Iron Whip, Ponca
Lot # 207 - W.H. Jackson Cabinet Photograph of Iron Whip, Ponca
Albumen cabinet card with Hayden's U.S. Geological & Geographical Survey of Territories imprint on mount recto. Iron Whip, or Wagasapa, identified in the negative, wears a bearclaw necklace and a nice pair of leggings. > Item Details
Lincoln Wide Awake Marcher, Possibly from Hartford, Rare CDV
Lot # 149 - Lincoln Wide Awake Marcher, Possibly from Hartford, Rare CDV
Albumen cdv of a Lincoln Wide Awake marcher wearing early-style Wide Awake regalia, indicating that this gentleman could very well be an original Hartford Wide Awake. CDV lacks studio imprint. Carte-de-visite images of parade marchers from 1860 to 1880 are much rarer than tintypes and are at least a... > Item Details
Rare 10th Virginia Confederate & Union Reunion Ribbon
Lot # 89 - Rare 10th Virginia Confederate & Union Reunion Ribbon
Lot of 2, including a rare Confederate 10th Virginia ribbon welcoming Union veterans to a reunion at Harrisonburg, Virginia, September 22, 1883. Plus a UCV Louisiana Division Staff ribbon from the UCV reunion at Richmond, June 1-3, 1915, featuring the three CSA flags and the battle flag. > Item Details
Iowa Soldiers' Civil War Archive of Letters to Governor Samuel Kirkwood
Lot # 335 - Iowa Soldiers' Civil War Archive of Letters to Governor Samuel Kirkwood
27 items. Although volunteer forces were federalized during the Civil War, they were largely organized, administered, and looked after at the state level. Addressed mostly to Iowa Governors Samuel J. Kirkwood and William M. Stone, and to the state’s Adjutant General, this small collection o... > Item Details
Boudoir Photograph of Navajo Indians
Lot # 220 - Boudoir Photograph of Navajo Indians
Anonymous albumen boudoir photograph of twelve Navajo Indians, possibly including Chief Manuelito, an influential leader and spokesperson for the Navajo, plus two white men, ca 1880s. Chief Manuelito signed numerous treaties on behalf of his people. He was noted for his dedication to quality educati... > Item Details
Two Bills of Sales for Slaves and Later Notes and Photographs
Lot # 365 - Two Bills of Sales for Slaves and Later Notes and Photographs
A view of slavery and the relationships between these social groups before and after the Civil War. The group includes a sale document for two slaves, 7.5 x 12.5 in. partially printed, Savannah, GA, 7 April 1807. For one man named Jack and one woman named Cumbo (?) to Samuel Sturges for 600 dollars.... > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: