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Identifier: P0295

Title: George Catlin Collection

Description: The George Catlin Collection consists of: "North American Indian Portfolio, Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America." Lithographs by George Catlin, London, 1844 (deluxe edition); 24 mounted, hand-colored, numbered plates without the letterpress titles of the bound edition. Title list included in boxes. See also the bound edition in the Library Collection. Six lithographs commissioned by the Colt Firearms Company: " A Mid-Day Halt on the Rio Trombutos, Brazil." " Catlin the Artist and Hunter Shooting Buffalos with Colt's Revolving Rifle." " Catlin the Artist and Sportsman Relieving One of His Companions from an Unpleasant Predicament During His Travels in Brazil." " Catlin the Artist Shooting Buffalos with a Colt's Revolving Pistol." " Catlin the Celebrated Indian Traveler and Artist Firing His Colt's Repeating Rifle Before a Tribe of Carib Indians in South America." " Water Hunting for Deer A Night Scene on the River Susquehanna, Pennsylvania." A set of 313 colored engravings removed from the 1866 edition of "Illustrations of the Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indians." Identification of each image is possible by matching plate numbers with the Library’s edition of the book. The collection also includes reference prints and halftone reproductions of Catlin paintings found in other institutional collections. Subjects include: Native Americans; buffalo; guns; firearms.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1844 - 1860

Type(s): Collection

Maker/Creator: George Catlin



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