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Four girls sitting on a rock at a spring. They wear traditional clothing and butterfly (squash blossom) hair styles. Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1906-1906

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

9.25 x 11.25 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Hopi Pueblo, Native Americans, North America, Pueblo, Southwest

State:

Arizona

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Byron Harvey III (1932-2005, Native art collector); acquired by MAI at an unknown date.

Source ID:

NMAI_306128

Catalog Number:

P19640

Album Name:

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