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JOHN GRASS, “Pezi” (1837-1918)
  • David Francis Barry, photographer
    1854–1934
    born: Honeoye Falls, New York, United States ; died: Superior, Wisconsin, United States ; active: United States
    Paul Harbaugh, printer, publisher and producer
  • JOHN GRASS, “Pezi” (1837-1918), 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: 24.3 x 19 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 9/16 x 7 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 24.8 x 19.9 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 7 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of David T. Peters
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0278.12
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Full-length portrait of John Grass, a Native American man, seated on classical stone structure. His arm is resting on the structure. He is wearing a large headdress, which extends to the floor. He is wearing a chest plate of bones, bound together. There is a studio backdrop of trees behind him. He is wearing a long, dark, button-down cloak and a plaid shirt.