Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Title:
A Complete Portfolio III
Date:
1908
Size:
Portfolio, 18 x 22 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
COMPLETE PORTFOLIO III (1908):
Tribes: Teton Sioux, Yanktonai and Assiniboin.

This complete portfolio consists of 35 large-format hand-pressed photogravures, paper type: Japon Vellum, with original title page list, and an original large folio case: The images were loose as issued in the original brown ¾ morocco portfolio with flaps and ties.

“The North American Indian” took 16 years longer to complete than projected, and exceeded its budget by nearly $1.4 million. A complete set is valued at $1.8 to $2.6 today. Curtis’ project won support from such prominent and powerful figures as President Theodore Roosevelt and J. P. Morgan.

Curtis’ work stands a monumental photo-ethnographic publishing project and an unrivaled masterpiece of visual anthropology. His images remain indelible in the American consciousness.
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