Geronimo, Apache, 1907 Toned platinum print on heavy textured paper, numbered in the negative '453-07', signed in ink on the image and his embossed copyright credit on recto. 16 1/4 x 12 1/4in
Provenance: The Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fresno, California
Literature: Portraits from North American Indian Life, p., 173; Visions of a Vanishing Race, p. 19; Curtis's Western Indians, p. 60
Curtis wrote about the image: This portrait of the historical old Apache was made in March, 1905. According to Geronimo's calculation he was at that time 76 years old, thus making the year of his birth 1929. The picture was taken at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the day before the inauguration of President Roosevelt, Geronimo being one of the warriors who took part in the inaugural parade at Washington. He appreciated the honor of being one of those chosen for this occasion, and the catching of his features while the old warrior was in a retrospective mood was most fortunate. This image is not published in The North American Indian 1907-30.