Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Edward S. Curtis Portfolio Photogravure "Medicine Crow - Apsaroke" Plate 117, copyright 1908. Original image size 10.25" x 15.5" with the plate number at upper left, title at lower left, and captioned at the bottom "From Copyright Photograph 1908 by E. S. Curtis" and "Photogravure John Andrew & Son". Matted and custom framed to an overall size of 21.5" x 25.5". The Crow (Absaroka) lived in the Yellowstone River valley. This photograph was included in Volume 4 of The North American Indian where Curtis writes, "The hawk fastened on the head is illustrative of the manner of wearing the symbol of one's tutelary spirit." Excellent condition.

    Between 1923 and 1928 Curtis relinquished his copyright to all the photographs and text for The North American Indian to the Morgan Company in exchange for the funds necessary to publish the remaining volumes. By that time, he had completed 17 of the 10 volumes. In 1935 the Morgan Company liquidated all assets of The North American Indian, Inc., selling 19 complete sets of The North American Indian, several thousand individual prints, and all of the 2200+ original copper plates to Charles Lauriat Books of Boston, Massachusetts for the sum of $1,000 plus future royalties. Lauriat finds buyers for his nineteen complete sets and then assembles fifty more, supplementing the unbound material with 'new prints on different paper' bringing the total number of marketed sets to 291". This is one of these prints and is considered to be an original, is not one of the 1970s/1980s restrikes.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 641

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 17 days left to consign to the 2018 October 27 Musical Instruments - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $614,788