Item No: #361747 Spokane Indian Camp, Spokane, W'n. [Photograph]. C. A. Libby, Charles.
Spokane Indian Camp, Spokane, W'n. [Photograph]

Spokane Indian Camp, Spokane, W'n. [Photograph]

Notes: An image of two tepees in a forested setting, presumably outside of Spokane, Washington. The tepees are assembled from wooden poles wrapped with a variety of blankets and other large pieces of cloth. This image probably depicts a camp of members of the Spokane tribe.

Charles Libby opened a photography studio in Spokane in 1901 (he operated as Libby Art Studio with his sister for a few years before). His son joined the business in the 1920s and ran it until 1969. The Libbys specialized in studio and commercial work; outdoor scenes like this one are somewhat uncommon. Dating is very approximate.

Gelatin silver print measuring 6-9/16 by 9 inches on very slightly larger paper. On a gray card mount. Titled and numbered (273) in the negative.

Edition + Condition: Mount corners worn; two small areas of surface loss to the photo paper at the edges. Old ink stamps from a stock photography company on the back (verso).

Publication: Spokane, WA: C. A. Libby, [ca. 1910?].

Item No: #361747

Price: $150