Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 572 An Acoma Woman border=
Title:
Plate 572 An Acoma Woman
Date:
1904
Size:
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
In this photograph by Edward Curtis you see a young Acoma woman adorned with lots of jewelry including squash blossom necklaces. She is wearing a dark shawl and staring directly into the camera. Her hair is cut to have bangs. The photograph was manipulated by Edward Curtis to fade and is very artistically beautiful.

"The Keres village of Acoma is the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the United States. Perched on top of a mesa some three hundred and fifty feet above the surrounding valley, accessible by difficult trails partly cut in the solid rock of its precipice, it is no less picturesquely placed than Walpi. Under the name Acus it was first mentioned by Friar Marcos de Niza, discoverer of the Zuni towns." from Edward S. Curtis' "The North American Indian", Volume XVI
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