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A Southwestern Indian, possibly Zuni
Cabinet card, hand-tinted
Cowan Auctions, Inc
American History: Premier Auction, 26 June 2018, Lot: 428
Hand-tinted photograph on cabinet card blindstamped in the lower margin with Carl Moon's Pasadena, CA, studio address, accompanied by the original file envelope. An untitled view of a Southwestern Indian, possibly Zuni, standing on a hillside.
Carl Moon (1879-1948) became interested in photography and American Indians at an early age. After apprenticing for six years, he opened his own photographic studio in Albuquerque. He was in charge of Fred Harvey’s Headquarters at the Grand Canyon, AZ, and also worked as the official photographer for the Santa Fe Railroad. His highly artistic and sensitive images were exhibited in major museums around the US, and at the invitation of President Theodore Roosevelt, at the White House.