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Second Half 19th Century
Size: 9cm high, 14.5cm long, 3cm dia. – 3½ ins high, 5¾ ins long, 1¼ ins dia. (bowl)
53cm long, 3cm dia. – 21 ins long, 1¼ ins dia.
Ex collection Edwin Unwin Jnr.
Ex Shillitoe collection of Smoking Accessories: Sold at auction, Phillips, London, 8 March 1990
Lakota Sioux Chief Lone Bear was a member of Buffalo Bill Cody’s (1846-1917) Wild West Show. In a photograph of him taken in 1898 by the New York photographer Gertrude Käsebier, the badge on his embroidered vest reads: ‘Buffalo Bills Police’. Käsebier, on the threshold of a career as a portraitist and art photographer, was inspired by seeing Buffalo Bill’s Wild West troupe marching in a grand parade en route to Madison Square Garden for several weeks of performances. She immediately requested permission from William Cody to photograph the Sioux Indians who were travelling with the show in her studio. This project was to last for over a decade and after the initial portrait session Chief Lone Bear and his family maintained a lasting friendship with Käsebier (1852-1934), visiting her whenever they could.