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Wilbur H. Porterfield (1873-1958), Wilbur H. Porterfield, undated; gelatin silver print, image: 8 11/16 x 7 3/8 inches on 10 x 8 1/8 inch paper; Gift of Anthony Bannon and Elizabeth Black Stewart

Wilbur H. Porterfield (1873-1958), Wilbur H. Porterfield, undated; gelatin silver print, image: 8 11/16 x 7 3/8 inches on 10 x 8 1/8 inch paper; Gift of Anthony Bannon and Elizabeth Black Stewart

Anthony Bannon provided some background history about this photograph:

"It was given to me by Ed Wozniak when I left the BAC directorship in 1996. Wozniak had purchased it from Vern Stein, who had acquired it from Nancy Tobin-Willig, who rescued it from intended disposal by the Courier-Express when it closed. Tobin-Willig told Bannon that she believed this to be a self-portrait. The stick Porterfield holds was given to him when he was inducted into the Seneca Nation and given a Seneca name. The stick appears in other photographs that are yet to be found."