Charles F. Fish (b. 1859, Fall River, MA) began acquiring photographs of Native Americans after travelling to the west in 1875. He continued to collect throughout his lifetime, amassing early and diverse images, many of which went on exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in 1921.
A GROUP OF SIX PHOTOGRAPHS OF NATIVE AMERICANS
albumen prints mounted on cards, each inscribed on the front, the first, Yellow Bear, Arapaho Chief; the second, Bird Chief, War Chief of Southern Arapahoes; the third, Little Robe, Southern Cheyenne Chief; the fourth, Friday, Northern Arapahoe Chief; White Horse, Southern Cheyenne Chief; the sixth, Big Mouth, Southern Arapahoe Chief, each with additional inscription on the reverse and each with exhibition tag affixed to the reverse
Dimensions: ranging from 3¾ x 5¾ to 4¾ x 7¾ in. (10 x 15 to 12 x 19.5 cm.) (6)
Ex-collection: Charles F. Fish, South Swansea, MA