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Girl and Jar--San Ildefonso

1905 Edward S. Curtis Born: Whitewater, Wisconsin 1868 Died: Los Angeles, California 1952 Edward S. Curtis (Publisher) Suffolk Engraving Co. (Printer) photogravure sight 16 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (12.3 x 31.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from the United States Marshal Service of the U.S. Department of Justice 1988.5.18 Not currently on view


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Between 1900 and 1930, Edward S. Curtis traveled across the continent photographing more than seventy Native American tribes. The photographs presented daily activities, customs, and religions of a people he called “a vanishing race.” To this end, Curtis often costumed his subjects and set up scenes, mixing tribal artifacts and traditions to match his romanticized vision of the people he studied.


A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013

Keywords

Ethnic - Indian

Figure female - bust

Landscape - New Mexico - San Ildefonso

Object - art object - pottery

photography - photomechanical reproduction

paper - tissue paper

paper - vellum

photogravure

About Edward S. Curtis

Born: Whitewater, Wisconsin 1868 Died: Los Angeles, California 1952

About Suffolk Engraving Co.

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