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    Edward S. Curtis, Photographer: Original Photogravure Plate Envelope "Frame of Peyote Sweat-Lodge" from The North American Indian. Every copper photogravure plate from The North American Indian was housed in a custom-made envelope with a final proof print on the front. This final proof was approved by Curtis before the finished photogravures were created. These are rarely offered for sale and offers insight into the creative process behind Curtis' magnum opus.

    This image was taken originally in 1927 and appeared facing page 206 in Volume 19 of The North American Indian. Image size is 8" x 6"; plate envelope measures 8.25" x 10.25". This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from leading Curtis expert Christopher Cardozo.


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    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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