"Battle of the Big Hole, Magazine Cover"   Lot no. 3063

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By Rufus Zogbaum (1849 - 1925)

1895 (Estimated)
18.00 x 13.75"
Gouache on Paper Laid to Card
Signed and dated 'R.F. Zogbaum/ 95' bottom right

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Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization, New York, December 28, 1895, vol. XXXIX, no. 2036, (cover illustration). 

The present painting represents a battle fought August 9 and 10, 1877, between the United States troops and Chief Joseph and his Nez Perce Indians. The Big Hole Battlefield National Monument, which spans 200 acres, is in southwestern Montana, and was established in 1910. 

Accompanied by a copy of the original Harper's Weekly 

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