Original Edward Curtis Photogravure "Tolowa Dancing Head Dress" Dated 1923. From the Portfolio the North American Indian, volume 13, The Hupa.
The Wiyot The Totowa and Tututni The Shas The Achomawi The Klamath. Provence: This was a gift of Henrietta E. Failing, transferred from the Rex Aragon library, Portland Art Museum 2002.Measures 14.9/16" x 17 5/8" Framed size is 25" x 22". This is a beautifully well cared for Photogravure. The frame is wrapped in hide as shown in the photos.
The head-dress is of the type common to the Klamath River tribes - a broad band of deerskin partially covered with a row of red scalps of woodpecker. The massive necklace of clam-shell beads indicates the wealth of the wearer, or of the friend from whom he borrowed it.
He carries a ceremonial celt of black obsidian and a decorated bow. Curtis began his Indian photography, and'Princess Angeline' daughter of Chief Seattle, was one of his first subject. He invented gold and silver processes, which later became known as'gold tones' and'silver tints'. Photogravure by Suffolk Engraving Company Cambridge Mass. Another Edward Sheriff Curtis from the same estate is in my possession.
Both of these photogreaves are framed in what appears to be animal hide. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1800-1934\Photographic Images".The seller is "parapro" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.