Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co. 1850s. Original. Flat. Black and white steel engraving by C.K. Burt. Full sheet 9 x 12 inches extracted from larger volume. Printed image 6 x 7 1/2 inches, Pl. 16. Faint foxing. Extracted from larger volume. VERY GOOD. Item #11840
Shows ten Native Americans lifting a covered body onto a burial platform. Probably extracted from Mary Eastman' s book The American Aboriginal Portfolio (1853). Captain Seth Eastman was a career army officer and talented artist, widely appreciated today for his ethnographic detail. He set out to preserve a visual record of Indian life which was undergoing rapid change. See Howes H-17; Sabin 21682.