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William Pennington. Durango, Colorado
Original hand tinted photograph by William Pennington entitled "Navajo".
Pennington (1874-1940) was a noted photographer of Native Americans of the Southwest. Together with Lisle Updike, he established a studio in Durango, Colorado in 1907. They traveled around reservations in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah where they took pictures of the indigenous peoples as well as landscapes. Pennington would buy out his partner in 1911, renaming the studio, "Pennington Studio".
Size of the image is 9 3/8 x 7 1/8. Signed in the negative lower right. Titled in the negative lower left. Very nice condition.
The photograph is reproduced in the book, "Glass Plates and Wagon Ruts: Images of the Southwest by Lisle Updike and William Pennington by H. Jackson Clark (University Press of Colorado, 1998) on page 191 with an alternate title, "An Indian Judge".
The image was also used as the cover illustration for "The Only True People: A History of the Native Americans of the Colorado Plateau by Kathleene Perker (Thunder Ridge Publishing, 1991), reproduced from the original in the possession of the Colorado Historical Society.
Ernest Thompson Seton. Various publishing dates.
A collection of 18 books books by Ernest Thompson Seton (including several by Julia Seton), all personally inscribed by him and/or her.
14 of the titles are by Ernest Thompson Seton:
1. "The Buffalo Wind" (inscribed by Ernest)
2. "Animal Tracks and Hunter Signs" (inscribed by Julia Seton)
3. "Trail of an Artist Naturalist" (inscribed by Ernest)
4. "The Arctic Prairies" (inscribed by Ernest)
5. "The Arctic Prairies" (another copy, inscribed by Ernest)
6. "The Gospel of the Redman" (inscribed by Ernest, signed by Julia)
7. "The Gospel of the Redman" (another copy, inscribed by Ernest, signed by Julia)
8. "The Biography of a Grizzly" (inscribed by Ernest)
9. "The Biography of a Silver-Fox" (inscribed by Ernest)
10. "The Biography of an Arctic Fox" (inscribed by Ernest)
11. "Santana: The Hero Dog of France" (inscribed by Ernest, signed by Julia)
12. "Wild Animals at Home" (inscribed by Ernest)
13. "Great Historic Animals: Mainly About Wolves" (inscribed by Ernest)
14. "Lives of the Hunted" (inscribed by Ernest)
4 of the titles are by Julia Seton:
15. "The Pulse of the Pueblo" (inscribed by Julia Seton)
16. "The Pulse of the Pueblo" (another copy, inscribed by Julia)
17. "Indian Creation Stories" (inscribed by Julia)
18. "The Indian Costume Book" (inscribed by Ernest and Julia)
A rare and incredible collection of the Seton's works.
Genre: Signed Books
Martin Birnbaum. New York
A collection of 38 rare exhibition catalogues and art monographs dating to the early 1900's from the personal library of the noted art dealer and writer, Martin Birnbaum. Many of the books have either essays or introductions written by him.
Included in the set is an exhibition catalogue dedicated to the works of the important French artist Jules Pascin which is highlighted with an original watercolor by the artist and inscribed to Mr. Birnbaum. There is also an inscribed watercolor by the American artist Anne Goldthwaite on her catalogue title page as well as drawings by Pamela Colman Smith and Stephen Haweis. Martin Birnbaum was also an accomplished violinist and two of the catalogues have a small, original drawing by him of a figure playing the instrument.
This fascination collection is presented in a set of eight leather bound slipcases created for Mr. Birnbaum. All the books are in very good condition. Some wear here and there to the slipcases, else all are in very good condition.
Walter Platt. Pine Ridge, South Dakota, 1890's
Collection of 38 rare photographs and photo cards dating to the 1890's depicting various scenes around the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The images are comprised of daily life including individual Native Americans of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe, dances as well as the Pine Ridge School and it's white staff and families. Among the photographs are two rare images of Chief Red Cloud appearing to drag the United States flag along the ground. The photographs were taken by Walter A. Piatt, Indian agent for the reservation at the time. The photos are all in good to very good condition.
Genre: Photographs, Native Americans