Edward S. Curtis
(1868-1952)

Early photographs

Edward S. Curtis
(1868-1952)

“Fat Horse, with insignia of a Blackfoot soldier”

Original photogravure
1926

The North American Indian, Vol. XVIII
The Chipewyan. The Western Woods Cree. The Sarsi, published in 1928
Plate facing page 188

Dimensions:
Picture: 7 ½ in. x 5 ½ in. (19 cm x 14 cm)
With frame: 21 ½ in. x 17 ¾ in. (55 cm x 45 cm)

Curtis - Fat Horse / Galerie Flak Price on request
Edward S. Curtis devoted 30 years of his life to photographing and documenting over eighty tribes west of the Mississippi, from the Mexican border to northern Alaska. His project won support from such prominent and powerful figures as President Theodore Roosevelt and J. Pierpont Morgan.
Upon its completion in 1930, his work, entitled "The North American Indian", consisted of 20 volumes, each containing 75 hand-pressed photogravures and 300 pages of text. Each volume was accompanied by a corresponding portfolio containing at least 36 photogravures.
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