Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 086 A Gray Day in the Bad Lands border=
Title:
Plate 086 A Gray Day in the Bad Lands
Date:
1905
Size:
Portfolio, 18x22 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Description by Edward S. Curtis: “A cold, cheerless day, when the party of Sioux, wrapped closely in their blankets, rode in stolid silence. An Original photogravure produced in Boston by John Andrew & Son. Taken by Curtis is 1905 in the Badlands of South Dakota and Nebraska.”

Curtis was largely self-taught in photography, but would go on to win numerous awards and become the friend and associate of the presidents, kings, titans of business and industry, and important tribal leaders throughout the Western United States and Canada. His subscribers were the most wealthy people of his time.
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