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Old January 19 2011, 06:33 PM   #21
Definitely Herbert. Maybe.
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Niorah wrote: View Post
I'll enter too.

I chose a very important man.

Here's to you, Chief Sitting Bull:

I do not know in which year this particular picture was taken, it was certainly in the 19th century since he died in 1890.
According to this (PDF document - look for image 09i) the original photo was taken in August 1885 by Montreal photographers William Notman & Son. The feathers were later (in 1904?) added or retouched by F.A. Rinehart of Omaha. Some of these details can be made out from writing on the uncropped image.
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