~ 14" by 19 1/4"
The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. These lithographs are prone to varying degrees of text offset. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Some picture
Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall
Originally Hand-colored Folio Lithograph
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
This historic folio, Native American lithograph is from Thomas L. McKenney & James Halls History of the Indian Tribes of North America. The work was published in Philadelphia by Frederick W. Greenough in 1838. An admirer and supporter of the American Indians, Thomas McKenney spent his tenure in office fighting for their cause and preserving their legacy through a gallery of paintings that were commissioned by various artists. Unfortunately, the original paintings burned in a fire, and all that is left to remember these Indians are the lithographs found in History which were modeled off the paintings. Charles Bird King was an American portrait painter that was commissioned by McKenney to paint the portraits of the Indians. King made many of the 143 paintings from which the lithographs were created.