Edward S. Curtis: Photogravures from The North American Indian

Fall 2009

Schmucker Art Gallery

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.