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Description: This image was taken c. 1907-1930.

Creator/Photographer: Edward S. Curtis
Birth Date: 1868
Death Date: 1952

Medium: Photogravure

Culture: American Indian

Date: Prior to 1930

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Repository: Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Collection: The North American Indian Photography of Edward Curtis - Edward S. Curtis, a professional photographer in Seattle, devoted his life to documenting what was perceived to be a vanishing race. His monumental publication The North American Indian presented to the public an extensive ethnographical study of numerous tribes, and his photographs remain memorable icons of the American Indian. The Smithsonian Libraries holds a complete set of this work, which includes photogravures on tissue, donated by Mrs. Edward H. Harriman, whose husband had conducted an expedition to Alaska with Curtis in 1899.

Accession number: SIL7-58-08


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    • 17/Sep/2008 08:14:13

    Amazing to see this. What a world we live in, that we can look back in time like this. We are most fortunate.

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    Darky Delacroix

    • 16/Jun/2009 14:10:03

    Wow, the horses looked so much better back then. Nice lateral clearance on that horse on the left. Beautiful picture, im glad that they are on display =)

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    ~ kali's central station ~

    • 11/Jul/2009 06:43:38

    This is something I would have loved to see with my own eyes.

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    • 15/May/2010 22:04:10

    what a beautiful vision

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    GENO :-)

    • 24/Jul/2013 01:00:37

    What is really amazing is that the white men were the real savages.