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Edward S. Curtis
SELECTED IMAGES
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4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 USD
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Edward S. Curtis
SELECTED IMAGES
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Edward S. Curtis
1868-1952
SELECTED IMAGES
2 gelatin silver prints, including The Vanishing Race and Canyon de Chelly, each copyrighted in the negative and with the photographer's Seattle copyright blindstamp in the margin, the first signed in crayon in the margin, each framed, inscribed in ink on the frame's paper backing, 1904 (2)
Image: each 5 3/4  by 7 3/4  in. (14.6 by 19.7 cm.)

Framed: each 9 1/2  by 11 1/4  in. (24.1 by 28.7 cm.)
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Provenance

Originally acquired at the El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon, Arizona, May 1916

Catalogue Note

The Hotel El Tovar, located 20 feet from the southern edge of the Grand Canyon, was built in 1905 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.  Designed by Charles Whittlesey, the luxury destination resort was located at the northern end of the Santa Fe Railway, and provided a more refined alternative to the camps and simple accommodations one found in the area at this time. 

The Grand Canyon was named a National Monument in 1908 and a National Park in 1919.  The El Tovar was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, and was named a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

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