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2017-Jan-1 Plenty Coups by Edward S. Curtis

2017-Jan-1 Plenty Coups by Edward S. Curtis

Artist: Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868-1952)

Title: Plenty Coups – Apsaroke, plate #124

Date: 1908

Accession #: 2009.11.124

Medium: Photogravure on Dutch Van Gelder paper

Dimensions: sheet: 22 3/16 x 18 1/8 in., image: 15 11/16 x 11 11/16 in.

Acquired by: Dubuque Cultural Preservation Committee, an Iowa general partnership, consisting of Dr. Darryl K. Mozena, Jeffrey P. Mozena, Mark Falb, Timothy J. Conlon, and Dr. Randy Lengeling

Interesting fact about the Photographer: It was with helping photograph the actors of Tarzan that Curtis took part in new opportunities and met new people.  He became a part of the Screenwriter’s Club and soon became friends with directors such as D.W. Griffiths and movies stars such as William S. Hart.  (from: Makepeace, Anne.  Edward S. Curtis Coming to Light.  Washington D.C.: National Geographic, 2002.  Print.)

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