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Magnificent Scholten, St. Louis Custer & Carbine Photograph!
Magnificent Custer photograph with Buckskins and holding a carbine. Albumen photograph of Custer in buckskin, 4 x 5.5 in., on mount marked J.A. Scholten, St. Louis, MO, 6 x 9.75 in. overall, with professional archival restoration as shown.

Taken in St. Louis by James A. Scholten about January 24, 1872, when Custer was involved in a buffalo hunt with Czar Alexander of Russia, this image originally appeared as a tipped-in addition to the Philadelphia Photographer, a 19th century trade publication for professional photographers.
A scarce original image, widely copied and issued in cabinet format after the Battle of Little Bighorn. Catalogued by Katz in Custer in Photographs as K-113.

I have had the image professionally repaired, removing some creases and reinforcing the original backing of the image . This process has all been beautifully documented by my restorer.

Originals like this in good condition usually sell in the $5000 plus range. Contact me if interested. $ POR