Edward Sheriff Curtis, (born February 16, 1868, near Whitewater, Wisconsin, U.S.—died October 19, 1952, Los Angeles, California), American photographer and chronicler of Native American peoples whose work perpetuated an influential image of Indians as a “vanishing race.” The monumental The North American Indian (1907–1930), published under his name, constitutes a major compendium of photographic and anthropological material about those indigenous peoples of the trans-Mississippi West.

Edward S. Curtis

Canyon de Chelly, Navajo, 1904

Photogravure

Framed 24.75" x 28"

BV0256

Edward S. Curtis

At the Old Well of Acoma, 1904

Photogravure, VanGelder

Framed 26.5" x 25"

BV0527

Edward S. Curtis

Oasis in the Badlands, 1905

Photogravure

Unframed 

BV0522

 

Edward S. Curtis

Black Belly, Cheyenne, 1927

Photogravure, Van Gelder

Framed 16" x 21.5"

BV0154

Edward S. Curtis

Masked Dancer, Cowichan, 1912

Photogravure, Van Gelder

Framed 17" x 14"

BV0429

Edward S. Curtis

The Grizzly Bear, Piegan, 1911

Photogravure, Vellum

Framed 15.75" x 12.75"

BV0151

 

Edward S. Curtis

The Rush Gatherer, Kutenai, 1910

Gold Tone, Print Date 2005, 59/250

Framed 19" x 22"

CCC0001

Edward S. Curtis

Camp in the Forest, Kutenai, 1910

Photogravure, Vellum

Framed 23.5" x 19.5"

BV0149

Edward S. Curtis

In San Ildefanso, 1925

Phoogravure, Van Gelder

Framed 23" x 26"

BV0524

 

Edward S. Curtis

Pipe Bags, Sioux, 1908

Photogravure, Tissue, Hand colored by Natalie Curtis

Unframed

BV0150

Edward S. Curtis

Medicine Bags, Piegan, 1911

Photogravure, Vellum

Framed 14.5" x 11.5"

BV0152

Edward S. Curtis

Pipe Bags, Sioux 1908

Silver Gelatin

Unframed

BV0153