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2 EDWARD S CURTIS Navajo & Apache folio gravures
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1. EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS Pl. 25 Jicarilla Women, 1904 New Mexico app 11x15"Photogravure on 18x22" Japan Vellum Paper from Portfolio 1 of The North American Indian ASG# ESC/8746

The Curtis caption reads: "Women watching the races on their annual ceremonial or feast day. It will be observed that they are all dressed uniformly in garments cut after the primitive mode."

2. EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS Pl. 30 At The - Navaho, 1904 11/7x15.4" Photogravure on 18x22" Japan Vellum Paper from Portfolio 1 of The North American Indian ASG# ESC/8753

The Curtis caption reads: "Scattered about the Navaho reservation are many cairn shrines. The Navaho, when alone or in parties, on approaching one of these gathers a few twigs of pinion or cedar, places them on the shrine, scatters a pinch of sacred meal upon it, and makes supplication for that which he may habitually need or which the moment demands. "

Two original large photogravures, scenes in New Mexico and Arizona Curtis photographed on his first formal season in his North America Indian project. They are both pictorial and documentary.

Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) created a legacy that was a monumental visual tour de force, an ethnographic, heroic and theatrical record of the American Indian and their recollected and imagined way of life before the white man. His mastery of the grandest pictorial style and technique in his photogravures, orotones and silver and platinum prints was rivaled only by the most elegant prints of Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz. During this time he was the most famous photographer in the country just as Ansel Adams later in the 20th Century.

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2 EDWARD S CURTIS Navajo & Apache folio gravures

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0186: 2 EDWARD S CURTIS Navajo & Apache folio gravures

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1. EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS Pl. 25 Jicarilla Women, 1904 New Mexico app 11x15"Photogravure on 18x22" Japan Vellum Paper from Portfolio 1 of The North American Indian ASG# ESC/8746

The Curtis caption reads: "Women watching the races on their annual ceremonial or feast day. It will be observed that they are all dressed uniformly in garments cut after the primitive mode."

2. EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS Pl. 30 At The - Navaho, 1904 11/7x15.4" Photogravure on 18x22" Japan Vellum Paper from Portfolio 1 of The North American Indian ASG# ESC/8753

The Curtis caption reads: "Scattered about the Navaho reservation are many cairn shrines. The Navaho, when alone or in parties, on approaching one of these gathers a few twigs of pinion or cedar, places them on the shrine, scatters a pinch of sacred meal upon it, and makes supplication for that which he may habitually need or which the moment demands. "

Two original large photogravures, scenes in New Mexico and Arizona Curtis photographed on his first formal season in his North America Indian project. They are both pictorial and documentary.

Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) created a legacy that was a monumental visual tour de force, an ethnographic, heroic and theatrical record of the American Indian and their recollected and imagined way of life before the white man. His mastery of the grandest pictorial style and technique in his photogravures, orotones and silver and platinum prints was rivaled only by the most elegant prints of Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz. During this time he was the most famous photographer in the country just as Ansel Adams later in the 20th Century.

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