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RAIN-IN-THE-FACE, “Iromagaja” (ca. 1835-1905)
  • David Francis Barry, photographer
    born: Honeoye Falls, New York, United States ; died: Superior, Wisconsin, United States ; active: United States
    Paul Harbaugh, printer, publisher and producer
  • RAIN-IN-THE-FACE, “Iromagaja” (ca. 1835-1905), 1870s–1890s
  • Chiefs of the Sioux Wars and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • contact print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 24.4 x 19.3 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 5/8 x 7 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 25.1 x 22 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 7/8 x 8 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of David T. Peters
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0278.04

Studio portrait of man identified as Rain-in-the-Face, a warrior from the Red Cloud Wars. The figure is seated with this back to the viewer. His head and abdomen are turned to proper left, creating a profile of his face. His long headdress falls on this (nearer) side of a stone architectural structure, upon which he sits. He holds a long, ornamented stick in his left hand.
The negative has white lines draw around the borders.