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Two (2) cabinet card portrait prints of the Bedonkohe Apache leader Geronimo (1829-1909). 1st item: Cabinet card depicting Geronimo wearing a Western hat and black suit coat draped with a Native American blanket. Titled in the lower image margin "Geronimo" and "Copyright H.W. Wyman 1904 Colorado Springs, Colo." Additionally imprinted in the lower left legend "Murillo" and the lower right, "1314 Olive St. St. Louis". Signed by Geronimo in pencil, en verso along the lower edge. 6 1/2" H x 4 1/4" W. Note: This photo by Wyman was likely taken of Geronimo at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, and was likely developed and mounted for Geronimo by the St. Louis photography studio Murillo. Note: Family oral history states that this card was given by Geronimo to a Knoxville, TN family in gratitude for providing funds for him to set up a booth at the St. Louis World's Fair. 2nd item: Cabinet card depicting Geronimo seated wearing traditional Native American dress and horned hat with his right hand gripping a revolver in his belt, mounted on a cabinet card, by the photographer William E. Irwin. Photographer's imprint and the imprint "Chickasha, Ind. Ter." along the lower margin. Period writing, en verso reading "Gerinomore (sic) notorious (sic) out law now a Prisnor (sic) of War at Ft. Sill". Later added writing in pen. 7 3/8" H x 5 1/4" W. Late 19th century. Note: William E. Irwin was born in Red Oak, Missouri, in 1871. It is believed he learned photography in Indian Territory or Texas in the early 1890s. Irwin operated photography studios first in Chickasha, Indian Territory, and later in Silver City and Bisbee, Arizona, where he operated a studio from 1904 to 1922. In 1922 he opened a studio in Douglas, Arizona, which he operated until his death in 1935. (Source: Mautz, Carl. Biographies of Western Photographers. Nevada City, Calif.: Carl Mautz Publishing, 1997.)
CONDITION: 1st item: Photograph in overall good condition with some very minor losses to upper margin, lower left corner and above the right shoulder. Scattered minor losses to edge of card. 2nd item: Losses to upper left corner and wear to perimeter of card. Photo with very slight scattered losses along the perimeter, some to upper right corner.