20 October 2003
EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952)
Cañon de Chelley, Arizona
Orotone. 1904. Signed in the image.
11 x 14in. (28 x 35.5cm.) In an original Curtis Studio frame. Acompanied by The Curtis Studio, Seattle and descriptive paper labels.
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See: Cardozo, Native Nations, p. 30.
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