Tissue paper tipped on to Vangelder paper, sheet size 12"x9", image size: approx. 8"x6". From Edward S. Curtis, "The North American Indian" Published originally in 20 volumes between 1907 and 1930, limited to five hundred copies. These volumes contain a total of 1500 photographs which were printed on a variety of papers: tissue, Japan, Holland, etc. Of the five hundred sets, only approximately one hundred were issued with plates on tissue paper. Near fine, backing paper has slight offsetting / tanning. NOTES:Edward Curtis (1868-1952) was offered $75,000 by J. P. Morgan to produce a series on the North American Indian. The project took over 25 years and eventually cost well in excess of half a million dollars to produce. Curtis issued 20 volumes containing 1500 images from 1907 to 1930 and an additional 720 folio-sized images that were issued in 36 portfolios of 20 images apiece. The 20 volumes were limited to 500 copies, although only about 300 of these were ever bound and sold. The photographs were printed on a variety of paper types, and it has been speculated by experts that only about twenty percent were published on tissue paper, a kind of paper long held in high esteem by photographers for its capacity to reproduce subtle and nuanced gradations of tone, light and depth. The photograph we are offering is an original print (not a reprint or reproduction) that was removed from one of the original bound volumes. We did not remove the print ourselves and we don't have the bound volume from which it came. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Original Edward Curtis Photograph: SKUTHUN -...
Publisher: E. S. Curtis
Publication Date: 1910
Book Condition: Near Fine
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