TAKING THE CENSUS AT STANDING ROCK, DAKOTA by D F Barry

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“TAKING THE CENSUS AT STANDING ROCK, DAKOTA” 7 ¾ x 9 ¼ – inch albumen print on very heavy board mount by D F Barry. The title is blind-stamped in block letters at the bottom of the print. There is no other imprint, but there is an endorsement on the verso and a pen inscription “Where Agnes Reed was born June 27, 1877.”

There had been a national census in 1880, but Standing Rock was created afterward and had a large population. It was necessary to take an accurate census to determine the rations needed, so Congress authorized a special census, ca. 1886. Barry recorded several scenes of the gathered throng. The negatives are in the Denver Public Library. The principal figures include Chief Gall, standing with a cane to the left of the table, and Major James McLaughlin seated at the table. The print has overall light soil, with light fading at the right, and there is a gray patch above the left of the table. [D2]

$1200

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