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2014-Oct-12 Replastering a Paguate House, #576 by Edward S. Curtis

Replastering a Paguate House, #576 by Edward S. Curtis - 10/12/2014

2014-Oct-12 Replastering a Paguate House, #576 by Edward S. Curtis

Artist: Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868-1952)
Title: Replastering a Paguate House, plate #576
Date: 1925
Accession #: 2009.11.576
Medium: Photogravure on Dutch Van Gelder paper
Dimensions: 15 1/2 x 11 3/8 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 Artist: Although Curtis was ordered by his doctor to stop the strenuous researching for his book The Lure of Gold, Curtis was not thrilled with having extra free time. His new knowledge of gold made him want to see South America and the Amazon River. It just so happened that a group of scientists were set to go on an exploration trip of South America, and soon, Curtis was hired as the group’s metallurgist, or researcher of minerals and geology. However, two months later, to Curtis’ great disappointment, the trip was unfortunately cancelled. (from: Makepeace, Anne. Edward S. Curtis Coming to Light. Washington D.C.: National Geographic, 2002. Print.)

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