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LOT 62448:

McKenney & Hall, Rare, Folio - Wa-Em-Boesh-Kaa, A Chippeway Chief

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McKenney & Hall, Rare, Folio - Wa-Em-Boesh-Kaa, A Chippeway Chief
This folio lithograph is from extremely rare second edition of Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall's History of the Indian tribes of North America. The work was published in Philadelphia by D. Rice & Co in 1875. Only 35 numbered copies of this edition were published (this plate coming from the one numbered 23).

An admirer and supporter of the American Indians, Thomas McKenney spent his tenure in office fighting for their cause and preserving their legacy through a gallery of paintings that were commissioned by various artists. Unfortunately, the original paintings burned in a fire, and all that is left to remember these Indians are the lithographs found in History which were modeled off the paintings. Charles Bird King was an American portrait painter that was commissioned by McKenney to paint the portraits of the Indians. King made many of the 143 paintings from which the lithographs were created.

Paper Size ~ 14 1/2" by 20"

The work is in good to very good condition overall. There is some text offset. There may be a few minor marks or imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions. - No text available
~ 14 1/2" by 20"

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