Vancouver, BC: Bailey Brothers, (c. 1892). Mounted Photographs. Two gold-toned silver collodion POP prints - one of a young indigenous hunter holding a rifle while standing in front of his tipi encampment at Medicine Hat Alberta and the other, a herd of buffalo at Cascade Mtn. in Banff, Alberta - The Hunter and The Hunted - so to speak. Both mounted dos-à-dos onto thick green card measuring 8-7/8 x 10-1/2 inches wide. The Cree Indian Camp photo measures 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches wide and the Buffalo Herd photo measures 7 x 9-1/8 inches wide. Printed in negative along the bottom of the Indian Camp photo is "X 803 Cree Indian Camp, Medicine Hat / Bailey Bros., Photo.. Vancouver, B.C." the other photo is not attributed but has the caption "Buffalo foot of Cascade Mtn." written below in black ink. Both images have some rubbing with tiny losses to emulsion. A captivating set of images. At Least Very Good. Item #4090
The Bailey Bros. Cree Indian Camp photo is circa 1892, as from December 1890, the firm was known as the Bailey Brothers until the brothers incorporated on September 4, 1895, when they were known as the Bailey Brothers Company, Limited. Both photos have excellent tonal range and offer interesting details of the young man's camp life, personal accoutrements and the current state of a herd of buffalo in Banff, albeit in different seasons and a distance of over 200 miles apart. Ref. Camera Workers of BC 1858-1950.
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