Lot 285

Edward S. Curtis Original Photographs

Estimate: $400 - $800

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
Included in this lot is a photograph collection of Native American Blackfoot Indians, unsigned though most likely photographed by noted Western photographer Edward S. Curtis. The collection includes Chief Stabs-By-Mistake, whose father in-law was Mountain Chief who became a target of the US Second Cavalry that was responsible for the 1870 Marias Massacre assuming the peaceful victims were part of Mountain Chief's warring band; Running Owl and New Breast, along with a group photograph of Blackfoot people titled on the reverse, "Group on St Mary's". Curtis was an American photographer and ethnologist whose work focused on the American West and on Native American people. Though Curtis was largely forgotten at the time of his death, interest in his work revived and continues to this day. The photographs are in good condition, foxing visible, slight corner folding, largest three measure 9.5"L x 5.75"W, smallest 7"L x 5"W
North American Auction Company is proud to announce the opening of our new in-house, full-service shipping department. We have listened to you the customer and will now be handling all outgoing packages in our new shipping department. We are confident this new offering will allow for a smooth transition from auction block to your front step. We have partnered with preferred carriers to ensure a safe, efficient delivery that works best with your schedule. Please allow 14-21 days after complete invoice payment is made to package and ship your purchase. After you are notified of your winning bids from our company and your item invoice is paid in full our new shipping department will contact you. Make sure when signing up with our company that your preferred shipping information is up to date as this information will be used to estimate shipping cost. Once the items have been packaged our team will contact you for shipping payment. Shipping invoices and payment will be completely separately than the items invoice. Please notify the shipping department with any alternate request or instructions at mark@northamericanauctioncompany.com or 800-686-4216 ext. 3. For a shipping quote please contact the same information above. PLEASE NOTE a shipping quote price can fluctuate in price. Auction company is not responsible for actual shipping cost being higher than quoted shipping cost. Thank you for trusting North American Auction Co. with your bids and shipping. As our shipping department is brand new please understand that delays can be expected.