Edward Curtis photogravure Prints

"Cochiti and Sia Pottery"
"Cochiti and Sia Pottery"

Plate #554 Vol. XVI $2000.00 photogravure

"Moss for the Baby - Cree"
"Moss for the Baby - Cree"

Plate # 625 Vol. XVIII $1800 photogravure

" A Paguate Entrance"
" A Paguate Entrance"

Plate #578 $2000.00 photogravure

"Lucero - Danta "Domingo"
"Lucero - Danta "Domingo"

Plate #557 Vol. XVIII $600.00 photogravure

"Buffalo Dance at Hano"
"Buffalo Dance at Hano"

Plate#401 Vol. XII $8500.00 photogravure

"In San Ildefonso"
"In San Ildefonso"

Plate # 589 Vol. XVII $700.00 photogravure

"Kindling Fire - Assiniboin"
"Kindling Fire - Assiniboin"

Plate # 631 Vol. XVIII $2500 photogravure

"Comanche Mother"
"Comanche Mother"

Plate #685 Vol. XVIII $2500.00 photogravure

"Lutakawi, Zuni Governor"
"Lutakawi, Zuni Governor"

Plate #611 Sold photogravure

"Load of Fuel - Zuni"
"Load of Fuel - Zuni"

Plate #608 Vol. XVII Sold photogravure

"A Cree Girl"
"A Cree Girl"

Plate #622 Sold photogravure

"On a Sia Housetop"
"On a Sia Housetop"

Plate #559 Sold photogravure

"The Lion Chief - Cheyenne"
"The Lion Chief - Cheyenne"

Plate#665 Vol. XIX Sold photogravure

"Cree Tipis"
"Cree Tipis"

Plate #624 Sold photogravure

About Edward Curtis photogravure prints

The North American Indian (1907-1930), by Edward S. Curtis, was published in a limited edition and sold by subscription. The lavishly illustrated volumes were printed on the finest paper and bound in expensive leather, making the price prohibitive for all but the most avid collectors and libraries. Subscriptions sold for about $3,000 in 1907; the price rose to about $4,200 by 1924. Although the plan was to sell 500 sets, it appears that Curtis secured only about 220 subscriptions over the course of the project. In 1935 the assets of the project were liquidated, and the remaining materials were sold to the Charles Lauriat Company , a rare book dealer in Boston. Lauriat acquired nineteen unsold sets of The North American Indian, thousands of individual prints, sheets of unbound paper, and the handmade copper photogravure plates. They lay forgotten in the bookstore’s basement until their rediscovery in the 1970s, which marked the revival of interest in Curtis’ haunting images of American Indians.