Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - The Three Chiefs - Piegan border=
SOLD
Title:
The Three Chiefs - Piegan
Size:
11 x 14 inches
Medium:
Vintage Goldtone
Signed:
L/R
 
Original Frame

Advertising brochure for the Curtis Studio, 1903:

“The ordinary photographic print, however good, lacks depth and transparency, or more strictly speaking, translucency. We all know how beautiful are the stones and pebbles in the limpid brook of the forest where water absorbs the blue of the sky and the green of the foliage, yet when we take the same iridescent pebbles from the water and dry then they are dull and lifeless, so it is with orthodox photographic print, but in the Cur-tones all the translucency is retained and they are as full of life and sparkle as an opal.”
The 1903 catalog was created by Curtis in an attempt to promote the Curt-Tones. The catalog illustrated 32 different images were sold with a beautiful frame specially designed for images which could be obtained in the following sizes and price:
Size 8 x 10, framed ...$10
Size 11 x 14, framed ...$15
Size 14 x 17, framed ...$30
Size 18 x 22, framed ...$50
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