25 Cards: 22 Printed Photo Cards [9 cm x 14 cm] - 1 Real Photo Postcard [9 cm x 14 cm] - 2 hand-tinted postcards. Most in nice condition. Five contain manuscript notes and postmarks. John Alvin Anderson (1869 -1948) lived on the Rosebud Sioux reservation for over 40 years. He is best known for his photographs of the Brule Sioux during the early reservation period and for his collection of Sioux cultural items; most of the latter are now housed at the Sioux Indian Museum in Rapid City. Born in Sweden, John Anderson and his family moved to Pennsylvania and then homesteaded in Cherry County, Nebraska. As a teenager John apprenticed himself to a photographer at Fort Niobrara and served as the official government photographer for Crook Treaty Commission. In 1891, he began working at Jordan's Trading post on the Rosebud Reservation. He bought an interest in the trading post, married, and spent the next 42 years living and working with the Brule.