Bum-bemsue by Thomas Martin Easterly - March 1847
Thomas Martin Easterly : Bum-bemsue - frontier portrait of a Sauk (Sac) or Fox chieftain is from a group of eleven daguerreotypes of Sauk or Fox leaders made in March 1847 in St. Louis, Missouri.
'Collectively, they are believed to be the first photographs of Native Americans in North America, and are among the most impressive and important daguerreian portraits of the era. While many pre 1840s painted likenesses by such masters as Karl Bodmer, Charles Bird King, and George Catlin, offer romantic, often idealized images of Native Americans, Thomas Easterly's daguerreotypes show the sitters as they wished to present themselves, always looking eye to eye at the camera.'
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