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Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT

Tradition & Innovation

Sale 5000 Lot 12

Edward Sheriff Curtis
(American, 1868-1952)
The Scout — Apache, 1906
orotone
signed in negative lower right, title label on verso, held in original Curtis Studio frame
image: 10 1/2" x 13 1/2"; frame: 16" x 19"

Provenance:
Treadway Toomey Auctions, Oak Park, Illinois, 04 May 2008, Lot 451
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Catalog Note:
Edward Sheriff Curtis was committed to documenting and preserving American Indian culture. In this incredibly clear image, he represents an Apache scout using the orotone process that he perfected and called 'Curt-Tones.' Curtis claimed that in his method of printing positives onto glass plates "all the transparency is retained and they are as full of life and sparkle as an opal.'

Estimate $7,000-9,000

Sold for $22,500