A 6" x 8" sepia-tone full-length portrait cabinet photograph. Signed "Geronimo" in pencil on the card mount below. A Bedonkohe Apache, Geronimo joined with other Apache groups to defend their tribal territories against incursions of both U.S. and Mexican forces. He lead efforts to prevent the internment of 4,000 of his people on the San Carlos reservation. He valiantly escaped captivity by the U.S. Army many times. His final surrender in 1886 brought to an end the way of life of his followers. They were exiled to Florida and later moved to Oklahoma, doomed to hard labor as prisoners of war.
Fine condition. Cardboard mount shows a little light toning and soiling. This item includes over a dozen pages of authenticating files. Known examples published in respectable articles are present as well as a notarized letter from the former owner explaining provenance. PSA/DNA letter of Authenticity.