Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 605 Zuni Street Scene border=
Title:
Plate 605 Zuni Street Scene
Date:
1925
Size:
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Looking into the almost empty street in a Zuni village a mother carries her child. This close up view of the Adobe structures shows wooden doorframes and window panes. A sophisticated village of a large community.

"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.” - Edward S. Curtis
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