Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Plate 270 Innocence - Umatilla
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Vintage Photogravure
“Few aspects of Indian life are more interesting to the casual visitor than the demeanor of the children, with the coy bashfulness, their mischievous, sparkling eyes, their doubtful hesitating just the other side of friendship.” – Edward Curtis

Edward Curtis loved the faces of children from whom he could coax an expression. Notice the native clothing and detailed beaded bag over the girl’s plaid dress and tights. Because of the time his work was recorded, many costumes showed an intermingling of the native and contemporary North American Indian lifestyles.
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