Girl and Jar--San Ildefonso

  • Edward S. Curtis, Suffolk Engraving Co., Girl and Jar--San Ildefonso, 1905, photogravure, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the United States Marshal Service of the U.S. Department of Justice, 1988.5.18

Exhibition Label
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
Title
Girl and Jar--San Ildefonso
Artists
Printer
Publishers
Date
1905
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 16 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (12.3 x 31.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the United States Marshal Service of the U.S. Department of Justice

Mediums Description
photogravure
Classifications
Highlights
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian
  • Landscape – New Mexico – San Ildefonso
  • Figure female – bust
  • Object – art object – pottery
Object Number
1988.5.18
Palette
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