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    Edward S. Curtis, Photographer: Original Photogravure Plate Envelope "Scraping a Deerskin - Washo" 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 they offer insight into the creative process behind Curtis' magnum opus.

    This image was taken originally in 1924 and appeared facing page 100 in Volume 15 of The North American Indian. Image size is 5.5" x 7.5"; 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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