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2 original rare photographs of the San Carlos Arizona Apache tribe c. 1920s. One is a photograph of dancers on their way to the Devil Dance and the other 2 Apache maidens also on the way to the dances. These are both from Donati's studio. Measures 5 x7 and 5x4. PROVENANCE: The Estate of the Donati Collection. Agostino Donati was a professional photographer with a studio located in Santa Fe New Mexico active approx. c. 1905-1945. He was a new member in June of 1920, of the International Photographic Association. This information was published in Camera Craft Monthly Magazine. Camera Craft was an American magazine edited by the Camera Craft Publishing Co. in San Francisco. The International Photographic Association made its announcements on a few pages of each issue. In June of 1920 on page 210, U.A. Donati, #4766 is listed as a new member specializing in Indian studies, Indian pueblos, art, portraits, night pictures and draped and undraped figure studies. One of his photographs is in the collection at The Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the files at the Palace of the Governors state that he was located in Tucumcari, NM from 1912-1913. Donati took portrait photographs, but his consuming lifelong passion was documenting Native Americans of New Mexico, Arizona and throughout the Southwestern US in the early part of 20th century.



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Estimate $150 - $250Jun 24, 2018
918-E Lansing Drive
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
United States
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