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Two Guns White Calf

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Signed vintage postcard photograph

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Signed vintage matte-finish postcard photograph (by Hileman), shows Two Guns White Calf in a profile portrait, 3,5 x 5,5 inch, signed with his pictogram in dark ink, with very mild signs of wear - in nearly very fine condition. The `Buffalo Nickel`, which featured the profiles of a Native American head on one side and a buffalo on the other, was in circulation between 1913 and 1938. Upon the coin`s release, publicists for the new hotel at Glacier National Park in Montana saw a striking similarity between the head of Two Guns White Calf and the head rendered on the nickel. The publicists claimed that Two Guns White Calf and the head rendered on the nickel. The publicists claimed that Two Guns White Calf had been a model for the coin and employed him as a Park attraction, but there arose some controversy about whose portrait appeared on the nickel. Since the coin`s designer, James Earle Fraser, could not recall the models used for the design, the publicists could not be contradicted in their claim.

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SKU 6030891
Profession Son of the last Blackfoot tribal chief James White Calf and Catches for Nothing
Year of birth 1872
year of death 1934
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 3,5 x 5,5
Condition very fine
Type of Autograph vintage photographs