RANDALL, A.F. Albumen print boudoir cabinet card, 7 3/4 x 4 5/8 inches, mounted on gold-rimmed cardstock, [La Cuecas, N.M.], May 16, 1884, with photographer's stamp and copyright slip pasted to verso, titled in negative "Geronimo, Chiricahua Chief," spotting, card edges somewhat rubbed.
A full-length portrait of the legendary Bedonkohe Apache leader taken a couple of years before he surrendered to the U.S. Army in 1886. Geronimo had been a fierce and evasive opponent of Mexico and the U.S. ever since 1851 when a company of Mexican soldiers attacked his camp and killed his mother, wife and three children among many others. The white settlers would come to consider him the "worst Indian who ever lived."