Geronimo -- detail showing photographer reflected in his eye (LOC)

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    Gerhard Sisters,, photographer.

    Geronimo -- detail showing photographer reflected in his eye


    1 photographic print : gelatin silver printing-out paper.

    Title from item.
    Photo copyright by the Gerhard Sisters, St. Louis, Mo.
    Photo shows the famous Apache warrior Geronimo, photographed during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Mo., in 1904. The close-up view of his left eye reveals a reflection of the photographer.

    Apache Indians--1900-1910.

    Format: Portrait photographs--1900-1910.
    Gelatin silver printing-out paper prints--1900-1910.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

    Persistent URL:

    Call Number: LOT 4863, no. 14 [item]

    elizmats, and 235 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. radargeek 66 months ago | reply

      Cool. Looks like a well lit room too

    2. 032889 66 months ago | reply

      amazing cool

    3. Enric Martinez 66 months ago | reply

      it's amazing how much you can enlarge these these large format plates.

    4. Veleda Is gone from here [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      Now that is coolly done!

    5. مرام احمد 66 months ago | reply

      يمااااااااااااااا بتخوف هى العين

    6. 4tasneem 66 months ago | reply

      Sadly, he may have been suffering from conjunctivitis...

      PS Check the eyes of your own pics, especially in particular light or with a flash, I'm often annoyed at catches glimpses of myself in eyes, glasses, or other nearby reflective objects. What's cool about this is that it's old, and it's Geronimo...

    7. Cemal karademir 66 months ago | reply

      probably it was first photo from that angle...

    8. alexhorus 66 months ago | reply

      Thats amazing.

    9. -silvermachine- 66 months ago | reply

      Absolutely superb, one of the best photos i`ve seen this year, thanks for posting!

    10. Ann S Nordquist 66 months ago | reply

      This is truly amazing to see this reflection.

    11. Tk_White 66 months ago | reply

      Very cool, and almost haunting.

    12. jackinthehill [deleted] 66 months ago | reply


    13. jwfhb 65 months ago | reply

      Reminds me of the old myth that was prevalent back in the old days, that you could somehow see the last thing a person saw reflected in their dead eyes.

    14. The Library of Congress 34 months ago | reply

      Lú_ Lú_ ,
      Thanks for selecting a top favorite, with your note: "The photographer in Geronimo's eye is simply haunting"

      We appreciate all you've done for the Flickr Commons group and have added your selection to the new set,

      Happy Valentine's Day! -- Helena, on behalf of LOC

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