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Catalog Number X1952.01.12
Title POST TRADER, THE
Object Name Drawing
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-14.5 W-10.5 inches
Medium Pen and Ink/Paper
Date 1901
Notes In 1901 Russell drafted a series of sixteen character sketches that have collectively become known as his "Western Types." Each features a full-scale portrait of a single, prototypical Westerner, augmented with a much smaller vignette executed beneath it to help provide context for that "type." Fourteen of the characters portrayed were men; the two females depicted were both Native American. As early the as the 1820s corporations like the Hudson's Bay and American Fur Companies began to establish trading posts in Montana. These posts, which generally assumed the form of stockaded forts, were constructed at strategic locations along ancient trade routes.
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