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portrait of Red Fish
  • David Francis Barry
    born: Honeoye Falls, New York, United States ; died: Superior, Wisconsin, United States ; active: United States
  • portrait of Red Fish, circa 1885
  • Where object was made: Bismarck, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • albumen print
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16.4 x 10.7 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 6 7/16 x 4 3/16 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 x 10.3 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 7/8 x 4 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in matted with 2007.7465
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7463
Label Text

Photograph of an Oglala Sioux man, identified as Red Fish, wearing a dark cotton shirt, long silver earrings, a necklace with a large medal hanging from it, a string of dark beads at the neck, and a longer necklace made from claws and possible hoof pieces. He is wearing dark cloth around his head and his hair curls over the top.

The photo is mounted to a card that is light tan on the front and light blue on the back.