Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 640 Bear Bull - Blackfoot border=
Title:
Plate 640 Bear Bull - Blackfoot
Date:
1927
Size:
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
A simple yet stunning portrait of a Blackfoot man named, “Bear Bull”. Pictured in profile one can see the deeps lines of a long life in his face. With a braided bun atop his forehead, he displays the ancient Blackfoot method of doing hair. The Blackfoot were fierce enemies and this man likely has seen many battles. Taken by Edward S. Curtis in 1927 this image is on display in our Aspen Art Gallery.
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