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Edward Sheriff Curtis, The Vanishing Race, Navaho, 1904

Edward Sheriff Curtis, The Vanishing Race, Navaho, 1904

"The Vanishing Race, Navaho". 1904. Orotone. 27,5 x 35 cm. Signed in the plate by the photographer in lower right and copyright signet in lower left within the image, in original studio wooden frame (some traces of use) and and printed text label (some paper loss) on frame verso.

Losnummer: 4111

Edward Sheriff Curtis was a pioneering American photographer and ethnologist celebrated for his comprehensive documentation of the Indigenous peoples of North America. His magnum opus, "The North American Indian," stands as a monumental photographic and ethnographic study, capturing the culture and traditions of over 80 Native American tribes during the early 20th century. Curtis dedicated decades of his life to this ambitious project, traveling extensively across the United States to document the daily lives, ceremonies, and customs of Indigenous communities. Through his evocative photographs and detailed ethnographic notes, Curtis sought to preserve and honor the rich cultural heritage of Native American tribes, providing future generations with invaluable insights into their way of life. In addition to his extensive photographic work, Curtis is also renowned for his innovative technique known as the "Orotone" process, in which photographic images were printed onto glass plates coated with a fine layer of gold pigment, adding a luminous and ethereal effect to his work and further enhancing its impact. – A few surface irregularities, otherwise in near excellent condition.


Am 05.06.2024 123. Auktion: Fotografie des 19. – 21. Jahrhunderts

Schätzpreis: 8.000,-  EURO

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