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Price Realized: $7,500 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2474 Lot 4
EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952)
Three Chiefs, Piegan. Oversized silver print, the image measuring 24x31 7/8 inches (61x81 cm.), flush mounted to a contemporary board, with Curtis' signature, in ink, on recto; in a period frame and with an American Railway Express Co. (New York) shipping label with the date, 1919, stamped on recto. 1900
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000
Curtis began his career as a portrait photographer in Seattle in the early 1890s. His dream was to document Native American life. After his skills came to the attention of Theodore Roosevelt, whose children Curtis photographed, Roosevelt lent his support to the project and introduced him J.P. Morgan. Morgan bankrolled the first phases of the project, which cost nearly $1.4 million dollars upon completion.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $7,500