Edward Curtis's Studio & Shop

About This Project

Many years ago, while living in Washington, DC. I purchased the Edward Curtis photograph shown to the left. It is a picture of a Zuni Governor and is one of the original photogravures taken from Curtis's famous books of text and photographic folios entitled “The North American Indian”. I have treasured this photograph over the years and as a result have read several books about Curtis’s life to learn how he struggled to make this his life's work a reality. Curtis's wife worked in the shop and studio to make money for the family while he was out in the field photographing. It is one of America’s great art stories.

Curtis's work and life were the inspiration for this roombox, “Edward Curtis’s Studio and Shop” and for the roombox that I would create two years latter, "Curtis's Work Tent”.