Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 721  Charlie Wood - Kobuk border=
Title:
Plate 721 Charlie Wood - Kobuk
Date:
1928
Size:
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
An almost humorous name, Charlie Wood is of the Kobuk peoples a tribe from the Alaskan area. The wind blows through his hair as he looks at the camera with his mouth agape. He is dressed in heavy fur as is typical of Native from that extremely cold region. It was a tough existence there, but they had the advantage of being further away from the influence of the white man. This photogravure was taken by Edward Curtis in 1928 and is available at our Aspen Art Gallery.

“I take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation to those who have so generously lent encouragement during these years of my labor, from the humblest dwellers in frontier cabins to the captains of industry in our great commercial centers, and from representatives of the most modern institutions of learning to those whose fame is worldwide. Without this encouragement the work could not have been accomplished. When the last opportunity for study of the living tribes shall have passed with the Indians themselves, and the day cannot be far off, my generous friends may then feel that they have aided in a work the results of which, let it be hoped, will grow more valuable as time goes on.” - Edward Curtis
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