Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis -   Plate 017 An Apache Babe border=
Title:
Plate 017 An Apache Babe
Date:
1903
Size:
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Description by Edward S. Curtis: “A fortunate child picture, giving a good idea of the happy disposition of Indian children, and at the same time showing the baby carrier or holder.”

Capturing a happy baby in a papoose, displays the delightful innocence Edward Curtis enjoyed.

There are many ways a papoose was made. While this one demonstrates the common method of tying onto the cradleboard, it also shows a canopy that protects the child from the elements.
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