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Carl Bodmer Print
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TitleCarl Bodmer Print
AbstractUnframed (16.25 in. x 22 in.) color print reproduction (2 copies) of a Carl Bodmer print entitled "The Big Soldier." One print is loose and the other is attached with information concerning the print. States at the bottom of the print, "By permission of the estate of Prince Maximilian zu Wied, Reproduced by Sheet Fed Gravure at The Lakeside Press, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Chicago."
NotesThe MVO (Missouri Valley Oversize) collection contains various types of large size items. Included is art work such as paintings, sculpture, drawings and sketches; photographs, including composite pieces; posters; and other miscellaneous items.

Quote as found with portrait, taken from Maximilian of Wied's account:
"Mr. Bodmer [the artist with the expedition] having expressed a wish, immediately on the arrival of The Big Solder, to paint his portrait at full length, he appeared in his complete state dress. His face was painted red with vermilion, and with short, black, parallel, transverse stripes on the cheeks. On his head he wore long feathers of birds of prey, which were tokens of his warlike exploits, particularly of the enemies he had slain. They were fastened in a horizontal position with strips of red cloth....His buffalo robe was tanned white, and he had his tomahawk or battle-axe in his hand. He appeared to stand very willingly as a model for Mr. Bodmer, and remained the whole day in the position required, which, in general, the Indians find it difficult to do."
Illustrator/ArtistCarl Bodmer
PublisherThe Lakeside Press
Indigenous peoples
Local SubjectBodmer, Karl
Item TypeArchival Material
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Item ID218203
CONTENTdm number37881
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