Antique Indians of North America Herman Heyn Sioux COLOR Portraits 4 Prints 1899

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Antique Indians of North America Herman Heyn Sioux COLOR Portraits 4 Prints 1899

Herman Heyn was an important portrait photographer in Omaha, Nebraska, from the 1880s through the 1920s. He is nationally noted for more than 500 images he created of Native Americans, mostly Sioux, in 1898 or 1899. Original copies of his documentary photographs are in the Library of Congress.  
These portraits can also be found on the "Gilcrease Museum's Oklahoma Native American Photos Collection."  

Featured here are 4 Full-Figure Portraits on a vintage wood frame. Vintage 1899 photomechanical print reproductions, site size is 7.5" H” x 6" W”. Overall size is 35 5/8" wide x 13 1/2" High x 1" deep.


Print 1:

Studio Portrait of Native American Chief Painted Horse, Ogalalla. Wearing traditional Sioux clothing with a beautiful multi-colored feathered headdress and a green handkerchief.

top left:“Painted Horse, Chief, Ogalalla”


Print 2:

Studio Portrait of "Broken Arm", a Sioux chief.  Wearing traditional clothing with a furry cap. Pictured from chest up.

top left: “Broken Arm, Chief, Sioux”

Print 3:

Studio Portrait of "Left Hand Bear", a Sioux chief.   Wearing traditional Sioux clothing. Large pink handkerchief around the neck.

top left:  "Left Hand Bear, Ogallala Sioux, Chief" 


Print 4:

Studio Portrait of "Yellow Shirt", a Brule tribe member.   Wearing vibrant multi-colored traditional garb and a honred feather headdress.

top left:  "Yellow Shirt, Brule" 


All are Halftone reproductions of original photographs from glass-plate negative that have been colorized.

Published by Pittsburg Plate Glass Co. in 1899 & 1900 by Heyn Photo Studio in Omaha, Neb.

Prints are original photographs from glass-plate negative  These are delicate antique items that are in pretty great shape. We have not taken them out of the frame to inspect them.   There are flattened tears in the first picture to the left and at the top of the 3rd picture, and there is light foxing on one portrait, please see pictures for details. Seems to blend in  withthe picture very well.  These are very rare so condition is  not an issue. Frame is in vintage and in excellent condition.

6 mirror boxes