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Context of Catlin's Indian portraits and paintings. : To the honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled: The undersigned, in behalf of herself and of her sisters, Clara Gregory Catlin and Louisa Victoria Catlin Kinney, daughters and sole heirs of the late Mr. George Catlin, who died on the 23d day of December last [1872] ... would respectfully present this petition, and ask the attention of Congress to the six hundred oil paintings ... of the North American Indians, now in the possession of Mr. Joseph Harrison, of Philadelphia ..
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