5 October 1999
EDWARD S. CURTIS
Curtis, Edward S.
The Rush Gatherer - Kutenai (1898)
Large-format photogravure from Portfolio 8, The North American Indian, Being a Series of Volumes Picturing and Describing the Indians of the United States and Alaska, Seattle, WA; New York; and Cambridge, MA: University Press, 1903-1907. Printed on tissue with letterpress copyright credit, title, plate number 255 and John Andrew & Son printer's credit in the margin.
11 x 15.3/8in. (28 x 39cm.)
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See: Coleman and McLuhan, Portraits from Noth American Indian Life, p. 5; Davis, The Life and Times of a Shadow Catcher, p. 15; Taschen, Edward Curtis: The North American Indian, Vol. VII, p. 281.
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