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portrait of Rain in the Face
  • David Francis Barry
    born: Honeoye Falls, New York, United States ; died: Superior, Wisconsin, United States ; active: United States
  • portrait of Rain in the Face, circa 1885
  • Where object was made: Bismarck, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • albumen print
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16.5 x 10.8 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13.7 x 9.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 3/8 x 3 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in matted with 2007.7464
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7464

Photograph of a Hunkpapa man, identified as Rain in the Face. He wears a checkered jacket with a kerchief around his neck. His dark hair is wrapped on either shoulder but is not braided. There is a single eagle feather at the top of his head.

The photo is mounted to a card that is light tan on the front and light greenish yellow on the back, printed with a floral pattern and with a decorative border.