Curtis Pl. 417, East Side of Walpi
Oppenheimer Editions Print
18 1/4" x 22 1/4"
Limited edition of 750
Blind embossed with the Oppenheimer Editions and The Field Museum logos
Curtis' 50 Best of The North American Indian, The Oppenheimer Field Museum Edition
In 1900, Curtis was commissioned to complete an extensive survey of Native Americans in five years. Five years turned into a thirty-year project during which he recorded Indian traditions and culture, taking over 40,000 images from more than eighty tribes, This remarkable effort resulted in a twenty volume magnum opus entitled The North American Indian.
The collection is uniquely produced from the original photogravures in the collection of The Field Museum’s Mary W. Runnells Rare Book Room.