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Death Whoop.
Death Whoop.
Capt. S. Eastman U.S. Army. Alfred Jones.
[American, n.d., c.1853.]
Steel engraving, image 200 x 165mm. 8 x 6½". Ink smudge to lower margin; tatty right edge.
Rather gruesome image of a Native American warrior holding a knife and scalp over the dead body of a white man. Seth Eastman (1808 1875) was an artist and West Point graduate who served in the US Army, as a mapmaker and illustrator, who was instrumental in recording Native American life. Numbered 'Pl.10' below image; possibly for 'The American aboriginal portfolio' by the artist's wife Mary H. Eastman.
See LoC 03006334.
[Ref: 23428]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Scalps dressed for the Dance.
Scalps dressed for the Dance.
Drawn by Capt. S Eastman U.S. Army from the originals.
[American, n.d., c.1853.]
Lithograph printed in colours, sheet 310 x 235mm. 12¼ x 9¼". Some faint offsetting.
Rather gruesome ritual Native American artefacts; these human scalps suspended within frames were evidently held aloft on poles during dancing. Seth Eastman (1808 1875) was an artist and West Point graduate who served in the US Army, as a mapmaker and illustrator, who was instrumental in recording Native American life. Numbered 'Pl.11' below upper right; possibly for an edition of 'The American aboriginal portfolio' by the artist's wife Mary H. Eastman.
See LoC 03006334.
[Ref: 23487]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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