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Prettyman (Arkansas City, Kansas)
W.S. Prettyman's Photographic Parade Display
Gelatin silver print, mounted on card stock
Cowan Auctions, Inc
2004 Spring Historical Americana, May 20, 21, Lot: 284
A photograph decorated horse-drawn float, with a young man and his wife, whom we presume to be the Prettyman's. A flag topped awning announcing "Prettyman" protects the lady from the sun, it's supporting posts decorated with cdv's, while other parts show cabinet and larger views. Curiously, given Prettyman's fame today as an photographer of Native Americans, relatively few of the images here depict tribal members.