Brass Plated cast Iron Framed "Indian Princess" CDV Photo from NY. Photographer Circa 1890 !!!
She appears to be an actual Indian Maiden wearing a Chief's Type Feather Head Dress, posing with a Tomahawk Peace Pipe & Pepperbox Pistol in her Belt. Photographer "D. Frederick & Co.NY. on bottom, and back marked Seal "D. Frederick NY. ***** PARIS", also Pencil script on back "Leo. Hudson * 9 . Ono(ulf)"
Photo Condition : Great Image Area with Edge damage not seen in the frame: top is cut down with 2 lower clipped corners.
CDV measures : 3 7/8 inches High by 2 1/2 inches Wide.
Cast Metal picture frame has a Mold number of 8846 embossed into the back as seen in the last photo.
Frame Measurements : Stands inches High, by inches Wide.
Weight : 1 Pound and 0.2 Ounces.
Historical American Indian attribution information : I was told by a knowledgeable Indian authority that he Believes it is an actual Indian woman with Hide Skin Clothing from the Sioux Indians Nation from the New York State area. However the Gun & Tomahawk/Pipe were probably props supplied by the photographer for dramatic effect. The idea was to sell these photos commercially to the public.
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