Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 546 North Pueblo at Taos border=
Plate 546 North Pueblo at Taos
Portfolio, 18 x 22 inches
Vintage Photogravure
Taos is a magical place unlike any in the world. Still visited today for its historical value, the people of Taos created adobe structures that were very sophisticated for the time that are still in place. In this photogravure one gets a view from across a lake of a large Hopi village in 1925. All of the smaller homes seems to be built up into one massive building with small rectangular doors and windows. There are a few children playing on a log beside the creek and the landscape is clearly desert.

Our Aspen Gallery acquired this piece from The Library of the University of Tennessee Knoxville Tennessee.

Taos consists of two house-masses separated by Pueblo creek. The entire site was formerly surrounded by a protective wall, remains of which are still in place. The north structure is called Hlauoma ("cold elevated"), referring to its situation (north being regarded as up, and south as down). The other is Hlauqima (cold diminish"). - Edward Curtis
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