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    Hopi architecture- Walpi and Mishongnovi

    Edward S. Curtis, Photographer: Lot of Four Vintage Portfolio Photogravures from The North American Indian. This grouping of original prints includes the following plates, all from Volume XII:
    Plate 410 titled "Walpi." Curtis' caption: "Picturesque Walpi, perched on the point of a rocky island in a sea of sand, is an irregular, rambling community-house, built without design, added to in haphazard fashion as need arose; yet it constitutes a perfectly satisfying artistic whole." The photo date is 1907 and this original photogravure was produced in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Suffolk Engraving Co. Plate size is approximately 17.25 " x 13.75" on a 22" x 18" Holland Van Gelder sheet.
    Plate 417 titled "East Side of Walpi." Curtis' caption: "Few illustrations of Hopi architecture show as much regularity as this view of a Walpi street." The photo date is 1921 and this original photogravure was produced in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Suffolk Engraving Co. Plate size is approximately 17.25 " x 13.75" on a 22" x 18" Holland Van Gelder sheet.
    Plate 421 titled "Walpi Architecture." Curtis' caption: "The house-walls are about eighteen inches thick, and consist of fragments of sandstone, shaped by fracture but undressed, and bound together with mud plaster. The upper levels of the terraced buildings are reached by ladders and by stone steps." The photo date is 1921 and this original photogravure was produced in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Suffolk Engraving Co. Plate size is approximately 17.25 " x 13.75" on a 22" x 18" Holland Van Gelder sheet.
    Plate 425 titled "Mishongnovi." Curtis' caption: "A comprehensive view of this interesting Middle Mesa pueblo. On an eminence in the middle background is Shipaulovi, and at the right, several miles distant, is Shongopavi, on another tongue of the mesa." The photo date is 1900 and this original photogravure was produced in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Suffolk Engraving Co. Plate size is approximately 17 " x 13.75" on a 22" x 18" Holland Van Gelder sheet.
    Condition: Edges rough, light tissue burn on all four, overall very good.


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