Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Cree Woman with Fur Robe border=
Title:
Cree Woman with Fur Robe
Date:
1926
Size:
Volume, 12.5 x 9.5 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Cree women would generally wear a long skin dress with a large belt at the waist. As is typical with many tribes they also wore knee-length leggings and moccasins. Their hair would be parted on the crown and arranged in two knots behind each ear. In this image the Cree woman pictured is wearing a large fur robe, likely to protect herself from cold weather. She stands next to what looks like either an Aspen or Birch tree.

This photogravure was taken by Edward Curtis in 1926 nearing the end of his project which lasted until about 1930. It is printed on Dutch Van Gelder paper and is now available at our Aspen Art Gallery.
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