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    Edward S. Curtis, Photographer. "Out of Darkness" a Rare and Unusual Vintage Goldtone in Original Frame. A fine example of a rare Curtis goldtone image. Image size 14" x 11". Frame size: 19" x 16". Negative is dated circa 1905, goldtone is dated circa 1915. Signed, "Curtis" in the negative.

    Image of Navajo Indians riding on horseback. Curtis provided the following description when this image was published as a photogravure in The North American Indian: "In Tesakod cañon, a small branch of Cañon de Chelly. At the point where this picture was made the gorge is very narrow."

    Goldtone, or Orotone, is a printing process pioneered by Curtis, and his favored method of producing images. Images are printed directly on glass and backed with golden metallic particles. The end result has a luminosity and three-dimensionality not found in any other medium.

    Overall excellent condition, minor emulsion anomalies visible only upon close inspection. Unusual vintage frame in excellent condition. Archivally re-backed and sealed. Beautifully presented in classic "Batwing" frame, designed by Curtis. This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from leading Curtis expert Christopher Cardozo.

    For more information about Edward S. Curtis and The North American Indian project, please click here.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    10th Sunday
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