Wed, Dec 01, 2021 12:00 PM EST
Tucson, AZ, USA
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EDWARD S. CURTIS 100 Copper Plates of Indians

Andrew Smith Gallery Photography Auctions LLC., is pleased to announce its Holiday Premier, Live, Online, No Reserve Auction: EDWARD S CURTIS 100 Unique Copper Plates from The North American Indian & Other Important Photogravures & Rare Photographs of the American Indian from 1852-1930. The Auction begins at 9:00 a.m. Pacific, 10:00 a.m. Mountain & Noon New York time Wednesday December 1, 2021. Astoundingly beautiful bright Edward S. Curtis Copper Plates have sold privately for over $700.000.00. 100 of these Unique photographic objects are the center of this auction. Also offered are Vintage Photogravures from The North American Indian-lavishly printed positive companion prints to the Copper Plate negatives being offered. There is a small selection of original Curtis platinum & silver prints & 29 large proof photogravures. Also offered is small group of important photographs of the American Indian - an 1850s daguerreotype & melainotype, Delegation photographs by Julian Vannerson (salt print), A. Zeno Shindler, Alexander Gardner (from the 1868 Ft. Laramie Peace Treaty); Charles M. Bell's masterpiece mammoth plate of Sioux Chiefs 3 months after Wounded Knee. There are vintage prints of the American Indian by Gertrude Kasebier, Adam Clark Vroman, Laura Gilpin & Ansel Adams. The auction has a sampling of Curtis' masterpieces with portraits, architectural, landscape, ceremonial, storytelling & still life views. Images of tribal lands & members include the: Apache, Sioux, Navajo, Crow, Pueblo Indians, Cheyenne, Kwakiutl, Nez Perce, Flathead, Kutenai, Hidatsa, Mandan, Arikara, Chipewyan, Tribes of Canada, California, Oregon, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, the Dakotas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Nevada, Idaho, Puget Sound, Vancouver Island, & Alaska. Iconic Edward Curtis offered are: The Vanishing Race, At the Old Well-Acoma, Kwakiutl House Frame, Women of the Desert, Travaux-Piegan, The Wood Gatherer-Sioux, Mosquito Hawk-Sioux, & White Man Runs Him (Custer Crow Scout).
 
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