Girl and Jar – San Ildefonso

Media - 1988.5.18 - SAAM-1988.5.18_1 - 10446
Copied 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

Artwork Details

Title
Girl and Jar – San Ildefonso
Artists
Suffolk Engraving Co.
Printer
Suffolk Engraving Co.
Publishers
Suffolk Engraving Co.
Date
1905
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 16 5812 14 in. (12.331.1 cm.)
Credit Line
Transfer from the United States Marshal Service of the U.S. Department of Justice
Mediums Description
photogravure
Keywords
  • Indian
  • Landscape — New Mexico — San Ildefonso
  • Figure female — bust
  • Object — art object — pottery
Object Number
1988.5.18

Artwork Description

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.


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