Cigar Store Indian

Artist/maker unknown, American

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
Late 19th century

Medium:
Probably pine (originally painted)

Dimensions:
Height: 64 1/2 inches (163.8 cm) Base: 16 x 13 inches (40.6 x 33 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 109, American Art, first floor

Accession Number:
1950-92-85

Credit Line:
Bequest of Lisa Norris Elkins, 1950

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Label:
The image of the American Indian became popular in American art at the end of the nineteenth century, when the era of western settlement was drawing to a close. Already associated with the introduction of tobacco to Europeans, Native Americans were often depicted in American tobacco advertisements.


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