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Author:  Doc Sharptail [ Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Edward S. Curtis

From the Library of Congress:

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Looks like an early version "trade" cap rifle in the fore-ground.

Curtis did the bulk of his work in the late 1890's~early 1900's.
He draws undeserved criticism for asking his subjects to "dress-up", which was actually the norm back then for formal portrait work. We do get some idea of social structures from his photos.

I need to dig into this some more. The bulk of his work was published in a limited edition set of 20 volumes. This edition saw only 500 sets printed...

Regards,

Doc Sharptail

Author:  A square 10 [ Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Edward S. Curtis

nice photo - did it say where it was taken ?

Author:  Doc Sharptail [ Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Edward S. Curtis

I'm willing to bet dollars to donuts it was taken in the Dakotas somewhere.
Looks like Sioux formal dress...

Which is why I need to delve into this further, and possibly find a reprint set.
No location given as it was lifted off another site lacking that info.
I believe the set title was Indians of North America...

Regards,

Doc Sharptail

Author:  Doc Sharptail [ Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Edward S. Curtis

https://www.loc.gov/item/96515425/?fbcl ... tbGau0b7p4

Been a while since I posted a link. It seems to work from here on M/S Edge.

I was right about the photo being Sioux...
There may be hope for me yet. Looks like it was re-published up to at least a 3rd edition. :bigrin:

Interesting site!

Regards,

Doc Sharptail

Author:  A square 10 [ Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Edward S. Curtis

yes indeed , i was not certain it was taken in the dakotas , even tho it appeared such , their range of movement included canada after all ,

Author:  Doc Sharptail [ Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Edward S. Curtis

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Here's some Sioux again in 1904. Photo is credited to Curtis.

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This guy was named Wolf Robe- almost certainly Curtis' work again.
I think that is the biggest T-Pipe I've ever seen. Pieces of pipe stone that size being workable are a scarce item.

IIRC, this chief was a member of the crow tribe.

Regards,

Doc Sharptail

Author:  A square 10 [ Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Edward S. Curtis

"...I think that is the biggest T-Pipe I've ever seen. Pieces of pipe stone that size being workable are a scarce item...."

there is a place in the south west corner of Minnesota where they mined and made these - pipetsone down by worthington near the iowa/south dakota boarders

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