Post by Californian on Oct 15, 2018 20:24:28 GMT -5
Could this be agent James McLaughlin ?
If it is indeed James McLaughlin the image could be dated to around 1883 to 1890 - facial features, gray hair and beard/mustache strongly resemble James McLaughlin, although on the formal David F. Barry portrait he is neatly trimmed (image on the right). What throws me off a bit is the hairstyle of the Native American, which somehow resembles to be a Crow's, rather than a Lakota's, but I could be wrong. Thanks to anyone for any expertise or insights.
Last Edit: Oct 18, 2018 21:04:27 GMT -5 by Californian: separating the images
I don´t think that is McLaughlin in the first photo of this thread. The Indian man almost certainly is not Lakota... I would think he is more probably Blackfeet, although that has to be answered by material culture experts. I also don´t see McLaughlin in the white man, although there is some kind of resemblance. Only my impression, of course.
The group photo shows McLaughlin with a group of Standing Rock leaders, many of them travelled with him to Washington in 1888. I think it´s probable the picture was taken around or in the same year.
Post by Californian on Dec 1, 2018 16:30:49 GMT -5
hi Dietmar - here I am truly puzzled - I own this photograph, it is a period albumen print which I would date to the 1880s. It is well focused and thus quite detailed considering that it was taken outdoors and that the subjects had to remain perfectly motionless. There is a resemblance to McLaughlin, but granted I am not sure either. McLaughlin was the agent at Devil's Lake Reservation prior to his tenure at Standing Rock - there were Dakotas and if I am not mistaken also Assiniboines. Hair style of the Native American could be Crow or even Plateau - the buckskin attire does look Lakota. But I have seen also Lakota with this hair style, though granted not often.