North American Auction Company
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Last Chance Passed Lots Auction: October 28th, 2022

Mon, Oct 24, 2022 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Oct 28, 2022 03:00PM EDT
Lot 864

19th Century Montana "Cow Boy" StereoView & Photos

Estimate: $300 - $600

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For your consideration in this lot is a collection of rare circa 1800's original photograph cards. Included are a rare, original Haynes Yellowstone Park stereo view of a Montana cowboy, a photograph of a cowboy, circa 1890's and a photograph from a ranch in Great Falls. Frank Jay Haynes was the official photographer for the Northern Pacific Railroad and Yellowstone National Park in the late 1880's. This stereo view is number 1780 and shows a portrait of a cowboy riding a mule with a camp set up in the background. This piece is in good condition and measures 7" x 3 1/2" with both photos on it. The second photograph shows a handwritten title, "Curly Cow Boy = Interior.S.DK.", and a written memo identifying the photo as "great friend of Mike's = he once eat dinner in our claim shanties." A claim shanty is a cabin built hastily on a land claim to legalize possession of the land and provide shelter. The photograph is of a cowboy on a horse carrying a Winchester lever action rifle. This photo is mounted on a cardboard back and is in good condition for its age. It measures approximately 6.5” x 5.5”. The final photo is undated, but shows fourteen men working with horses and pigs at a "Great Falls Ranch-Bowdoin, Mont" written on the back. This boudoir card measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/4" and is in good condition for its age.