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