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Catalog Number 2000.011.002
Object Name Painting
Artist Falter, John Philip
Title Foreign Trade on the Big Muddy
Medium oil on canvas
Description Native Americans on riverbank and European American traders in a boat on the Missouri River.

To trade beads, cloth, knives and perhaps guns for buffalo hides. Such trade was mutually beneficial, but the tribes soon became dependent upon white man trade goods.

When the silk hat replaced the beaver hat in popularity, the fur traders turned to trading for buffalo hides. These French traders are just about to dock on the banks of the Missouri River to see what kind of a deal they can make with the local Indians.

John Falter was an illustrator of the American scene and painted 185 covers for The Saturday Evening Post Magazine. Falter was educated at Kansas City Art Institute and was awarded a scholarship to the Art Students League of New York City.
Dimensions H-33 W-47 inches
Height (in) 33
Width (in) 47
Dimension Details 26.25 (h) x 40 (w) unframed
Imagefile 001\2000.011.002.JPG