Rare & Original Late 19th Century American Indian Cabinet Card of Apache Child titled, “A Young Warrior” by Reed & Wallace for your consideration. The cabinet card photo measures approx. 4 1/4 inches X 6 1/2 inches. The young child is sitting on wooden stand holding bow and arrow on lap. Photograph imprint, “Reed & Wallace Mobile, Ala.” The back of the photo has handwritten inscriptions, “a young warrior” , “Mt Vernon Barracks, Mobile Co. Ala. 1890”, “Rev Willis G. Clark” and “Willis Gaylord Clark II”.
Mount Vernon Barracks in Mobile County, Alabama is a former United States Army munitions depot that was used as a prison for captured Native Americans. From 1887 to 1894 the Barracks were used as a prison for captured Apache people, including Geronimo and his followers. (sources: Smithsonian Institution and Wikipedia)
The cabinet card is in overall, good condition. Shows wear commensurate with age. Three small holes at top and two pin holes at bottom. Old tape on back of photo. A few age spots/stains throughout. See photos. Displays precious and important!