Edward Curtis

1868 - 1954
Origin: United States
Born: 1868, White Water, Wisconsin
Died: October 21, 1954, Los Angeles, California

Shortly after his birth in 1868, Edward Curtis and his family moved to Cordova, Minnesota, where they lived close to the Chippewa, Menomini, and Winnebago tribes. While in his teens, Curtis built his own camera and taught himself photography from self-help guides. In 1885, he was apprenticed to a photographer in St. Paul. His father's failing health prompted the family to move to a more temperate climate, however, and they relocated to Port Orchard, Washington, in 1887.

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As It Was in the Old Days
1927, Photogravure
Edward Curtis
United States, 1868 - 1954
Reindeer - Nunivak
n.d., Photogravure
Edward Curtis
United States, 1868 - 1954