Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis -   Plate 024   A Hilltop Camp - Jicarilla border=
Plate 024 A Hilltop Camp - Jicarilla
Portfolio, 18 x 22 inches
Vintage Photogravure
Photograph taken by Edward S. Curtis in 1904 of a Jicarilla hilltop camp. This image is from his first portfolio. A dark image, displaying a few tipis, trees, and animals typical on a Jicarilla camp site.

"In Mr. Curtis we have an artist and a trained observer, whose pictures are pictures, not merely photographs; whose work has far more than mere accuracy, because it is truthful… Mr. Curtis in publishing this book is rendering a real and great service; a service not only to our own people, but to the world.” A quote was by President Theodore Roosevelt, a very serious supporter of Curtis' work. The work still remains to day one of the largest and most important ethnographic studies of the Native American Indians.
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