Famous US Marshal Bass Reeves Black African American Cabinet Card Photo
Wow stunning original rare authentic cabinet card of the Famous Bass Reeves Cabinet card one of only a few in the world to exist this piece came from a high end photo collection with other famous people. A little about the man pictured: The legendary lawman stands with his awards showing that he was just awarded at the capital where the photo was taken. When the Civil War broke out the slave owner his master joined the Confederacy and brought Bass along with him. It is unclear how exactly Reeves escaped, but he fled to Indian Territory where he lived as a fugitive among the native American Indian tribes learning several skills and languages in the process. After the war, he went back to Arkansas until 1875 when he was recruited as a US Deputy. He was scouted for the US Marshals during his farming years and became very valuable to the Marshals for his superior tracking, marksman, and language skills which he learned years prior in addition to his knowledge of the land. He is reported to have brought in over 3,000 outlaws and was never wounded. The care is in great antique condition with very little ware as seen and measures approximately 6 1/2" long by 4 1/4" wide only one extremely rare so act now. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Photos".
The seller is "tradingchiefs" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.