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Edward S. Curtis Photographs, 1900-1926

Predominant Dates: 1900-1926
The Edward S. Curtis Photographs collection consists of three photographic prints, a platinum print and two photogravures, acquired by Gerald W. Williams that document aspects of Native American life between 1900 and 1926.  The prints are titled, Caches at Celilo, Woman's Costume and Baby Swing - Assiniboin, and The Clam Diggern. All of these images appear in Curtis' 20 volume set, The North American Indian.  Edward S. Curtis was known for his exceptional photography and ethnology that sought to document Native American groups and their cultures.
ID: P 333
Extent: 2.0 20x24 oversize box
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Series 1: Photographic Prints Add to Shelf
Box-Item 1:1: Caches At Celilo, 1909 Add to Shelf

Text below image: E. S. Curtis. From Copyright Photograph.1909. Mounted photogravure print  (8" x 7"). Accession 2014:059

This image appears in The North American Indian, volume 8 and was used to illustrate "the method commonly enjoyed along the river of storing the summer-house materials at the fisheries."

Box-Item 1:2: Woman's Costume and Baby Swing – Assiniboin, 1926 Add to Shelf
Text below image: E.S. Curtis. From Copyright Photograph. 1926. Mounted photogravure with embossed plate mark (13" x  11"). Assiniboin woman in native costume looking at baby in swing, that is attached by rope to two small trees.
Box-Item 2:1: The Clam Digger, 1900 Add to Shelf

Text below image: E.S. Curtis. Photo Number: 24. 1900.

Framed platinum print. (12" x 16"). Native American woman using digging stick on the shoreline,  possibly on Puget Sound.  A woven basket lies to the side of the woman and a canoe is pulled up on the shore next to her.