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Edward S. Curtis: Photogravures from The North American Indian

 

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Edward S. Curtis, Watching the Dancers, photogravure, c.1906, courtesy The John Work Garrett Library of The Johns Hopkins University

Main Gallery
September 10 - December 5, 2009
Reception: September 10, 5-7 p.m.
Symposium: Nov. 20, 4-6 p.m.


Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) is one of the most important American photographers of the early twentieth century.  Original photogravures and other materials from The North American Indian (1907-30) on loan from The John Work Garrett Library of The Johns Hopkins University will be on display.  Supported by banking magnate J.P. Morgan and President Theodore Roosevelt, Curtis’s project reveals a particular perspective on Native American culture and politics in the United States between 1900 and 1930.    

The exhibition is supported in part by EPACC, Gettysburg College.