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    Edward S. Curtis, Photographer: Unique Vintage Proof Photogravure "Chijako" from The North American Indian. Proof prints were a crucial part of Curtis' mastering process to achieve the final state of his photogravures. As such, they are an extremely important link in the creation of The North American Indian. Proof prints are scarce and each is unique.

    "Chijako - Pima" is a dramatic close-up portrait that Curtis captioned "A representative Pima man of middle age," taken originally in 1907; the image measures 11.5" x 15.75" on 15" x 20" paper. This became Plate 47 of Portfolio 2. Excellent condition. This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from leading Curtis expert Christopher Cardozo.


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    December, 2012
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