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Sitting Bull and William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill)
  • William Notman, photographer
    born: Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom ; died: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    William Notman and Son, publisher
    active 1856–1936
    Paul Harbaugh, printer, publisher and producer
  • Sitting Bull and William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill), 1885
  • Plains Warriors, Chiefs, Scouts and Frontier Personalities portfolio
  • Where object was made: United States
  • contact print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17.3 x 11.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 3/4 x 4 9/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 20.1 x 12.4 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 7/8 x 4 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of David T. Peters
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0280.16

Standing Native American man, identified as Sitting Bull, on left and Caucasian man identified as Bill Cody, on right. Native American man wearing long headdress that extends to floor. Interior of studio features backdrop of a forest scene. Sitting Bull looks down at the ground. Bill Cody holds onto the same rifle, with his left hand; he gestures with right hand to the right, somewhere outside the picture plane. He wears a dark, ornate top shirt with corduroy pants and thigh high boots. Bill Cody is also distinguished by his mustache, beard, and hat.