• Issued in a limited edition between 1907 and 1930, Edward S. Curtis's twenty-volume publication, The North American Indian, exerted a major influence on the image of Indians in popular culture. This presentation features over 2,200 photogravure images (including over 1500 illustrations bound in the text volumes, along with over 700 portfolio plates) and narrative text portraying the traditional customs and lifeways of eighty North American Indian tribes. Original material housed in the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University Library.

Please contact us for information about the sale of the Edward S. Curtis private collection. Here is a small sample of the incredible originals from the early 1900's. 
Edward Curtis Bio: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Edward-S-Curtis

Edward S. Curtis
Edward S. Curtis
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TheThreeChiefs
TheThreeChiefs
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4f9f63b2bafc9d23f28fbe2957c810e8 - Copy.
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Apache Reaper - Copy
Apache Reaper - Copy
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Tonenili
Tonenili
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VanishingRace
VanishingRace
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Vash Gon
Vash Gon
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The Lost Trail
The Lost Trail
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the-morning-bath,-apache
the-morning-bath,-apache
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Spear
Spear
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sigesh apache
sigesh apache
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Shirt Kalispel
Shirt Kalispel
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Pima Baskets
Pima Baskets
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Jicarilla Matron
Jicarilla Matron
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MedicineCrow-1
MedicineCrow-1
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Girl and Jar Sunflower-1
Girl and Jar Sunflower-1
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Elk Head Sacred Pipe
Elk Head Sacred Pipe
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Getting Water Apache
Getting Water Apache
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edward-sheriff-curtis-mountain-sheep
edward-sheriff-curtis-mountain-sheep
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Cloud Yellow
Cloud Yellow
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edward-s
edward-s
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Chief of the Desert Navajo
Chief of the Desert Navajo
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Apache Reaper
Apache Reaper
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Cayuse Woman 1910
Cayuse Woman 1910
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CanyonDeChelly-1904
CanyonDeChelly-1904
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gallery curtis corner
gallery curtis corner
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gallery curtis wall (2)
gallery curtis wall (2)
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