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    Carl Moon: His Imposing Display Album from his Pasadena Photo Studio. Carl Moon was among the most gifted photographers of Native Americans in their natural state. His portrait images are particularly powerful, rivaling those of Edward Curtis. This massive, custom-made album was used in his Pasadena studio to showcase examples of his work. Inset into the inside front cover is a glass gold tone of Moon's most famous image, his remarkably sensitive portrait of a Navajo boy. The album contains forty selected images printed with a matte finish, ranging in size from 6.5" x 4.5" to 7.5" x 9.5". Each image is matted on a heavy album page, set off by a gold-colored liner. Presumably Moon printed those with a matte finish so the surfaces would not be smudged by clients as they examined the images.

    We have selected over a dozen photos to picture on our website. However, one really must see them all, as virtually every one is a photographic masterpiece! This unique album constitutes a genuine treasure for the serious enthusiast of Native American photographs. It is in beautiful condition and measures 12.375" x 11", with a thickness of 2.375".

    The estimate and minimum opening bid which appear in the catalog were a result of a technical glitch. The correct estimate and reserve are as shown here.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    24th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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