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Lot of 4, featuring uncredited boudoir card portrait of a "Group of Apache Indian Scouts at San Carlos, Arizona, Commanded by Lieut. Weigel, 1893-94," as captioned on bottom of mount. The 17 Apache scouts, some wearing military jackets, are identified in ink in the top margin. 

William Weigel (1863-1935), the soldier seated at the center of the group, served with the 11th Infantry. After graduating from West Point in 1887, he went on to have a long, impressive military career, which spanned from the Indian Wars through the Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, Mexican Border Service, and World War I. Around 1890, Weigel was sent to Fort Whipple, AZ, where he took part in the last of the Apache and Navajo Indian campaigns. Weigel's newspaper obituary as well as two silver gelatin photographs of the distinguished soldier accompany the lot, the first, a 7.5 x 9.5 in. studio portrait of Weigel in uniform, the second, a 5 x 7 in. photo of Weigel posed with fellow soldiers and women in Manila. 


Damage in the lower left portion of negative, impacting the view of the Apache reclining at left. Some corner/edge wear, including slight loss at corners. Few spots/smudges. Some light corner/edge wear to accompanying photos. 

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Apache Indian Scouts at San Carlos, Arizona, with

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500Jun 22, 2018