Art of the Week

2016-Feb-28 Maricopa Girl by Edward S. Curtis

2016-Feb-28 Maricopa Girl by Edward S. Curtis

Artist: Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868-1952)
Title: Maricopa Girl, plate #65
Date: 1907
Accession #: 2009.11.65
Medium: Photogravure on Dutch Van Gelder paper
Dimensions: sheet: 22 1/8 x 18 1/16 in., image: 15 3/8 x 11 13/16 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: Edward Curtis used the new recording phonograph machine, invented by Thomas Edison in 1878, to conduct interviews with Native American people. (from: Makepeace, Anne. Edward S. Curtis Coming to Light. Washington D.C.: National Geographic, 2002. Print.)

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