LOT 302C Ben Wittick (1845-1903) - A Snake Dance of the Moqui Indians, Oraibi Pueblo, Ariz. Breaking Up The Dance
- Medium: Silver Collodion Print
- Circa: 1898
- Size: 5'' x 8.5''
This item is reserved for an online auction on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 10:00 am PDT via LiveAuctioneers.com and will last approximately 2 hours. This auction is listed under Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction. To participate, please create your account on LiveAuctioneers.com and click on our auction preview to sign up for approval in advance. This will be a computer timed online auction, so be sure to create your account as soon as possible. Once your account is approved, you may leave absentee bids on items through LiveAuctioneers.com. Winning bids, please allow 1-3 weeks handling time. Starting price for this item is $400. Low Estimate $1,000. High estimate $2,500. If you have any questions about this lot, please feel free to call us or email. 5" x 8.5" silver collodion print. Professionally framed with archival materials. 17.25" x 18.25" framed size. Framed behind glass. The photograph itself is in near excellent condition; there are only very minor, tiny scratches to the surface of the photograph, which can only be seen when tilted at an angle in the right lighting. Images of the photograph on its supporting board are also shown (unframed). The board has minor wear to the corners and a darkening to its color; please review images. Ben Wittick was a pioneer photographer of the American Southwest. This image, along with others in its collection, was a part of his "Views in New Mexico, Arizona, and Old Mexico" and represented life of Pueblo people in the late 19th century. Signature is included on the supporting board, lower left, hidden by the matting.