Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952); The Vanishing Race;

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Lot 3
Edward S. Curtis
(1868-1952)
The Vanishing Race

US$ 20,000 - 30,000
£ 14,000 - 21,000
Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)
The Vanishing Race, 1904
Oversized orotone, signed and 'LA' copyright in the image.
18 x 24in (45.7 x 61cm); original Curtis Studio frame

Footnotes

  • Literature
    Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian, the Complete Portfolios, Taschen, 1997, Vol. I, p. 36
    Cardozo, Edward Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks, Delmonico Books/ Prestel, 2015, p. 91

    The largest orotone ever produced of this, perhaps Curtis's signature, image.


    The thought that this picture is meant to convey is that the Indians as a race, already shorn of their tribal strenth and stripped of their primitive dress, are passing into the darkness of an unknown future.
    EDWARD S. CURTIS
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