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[Photography/Sawyer's Indian Art Gallery]. Very rare boudoir photograph titled "Kiowa Squaw and Cradle" in photo with imprint on verso: "W.L. Sawyer's Indian Art Gallery/Purcell/Indian Territory" followed by a list of subjects available from the studio.
Image on heavy cardstock with hand-written label below image, showing seated woman holding a baby in a highly decorated cradleboard or baby carrier, attached to wood supports. 8 1/2 in. x 5 1/4 in. William L. Sawyer (1862-) worked as a mail carrier and store clerk before going into business for himself taking mostly portrait photographs in Purcell, Indian Terr., in 1886. This photo likely pre-dates his partnership w/ William J. Lenny. They operated a photography studio in the town of Purcell from c. 1889-1891.
Card mount shows edge wear & grime, w/ some foxing, image good.

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Sawyer's Indian Art Photo: Kiowa Squaw & Cradle

Estimate $200 - $400Sep 8, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USA