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Creator Role

etcher copyrighter


The etching depicts a Native American village located along the Missouri River. In the scene, a series of trees and teepees are pictured to the left of the river. To the right, one Native American man sits horseback, watching a group of seven horses take water from the river. Clouds, hills, and natural vegetation are pictured in the background. The etching was found inside a picture frame behind another print. It has been cut into two halves. The left side's bottom border and the right side's top border have been cut away.


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1891


11 X 26 1/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

etching (printing process)


recto, above image at left: Copyright 1891, by Fishel, Adler & Schwartz New York. recto, bottom left corner, facsimile signature: Wm M. Cary recto, below image at right: On the Upper Missouri. / Etched by / Wm. M. Cary.


Indians of North America; Missouri River

Work Type

etching (print)




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Related Source

Item # 7039 was found inside the same frame.



Digital ID


Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)


Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

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On the Upper Missouri



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