Edward Curtis: Sacred Legacy (Cardozo & Horse Capture, 2005) is an extraordinary selection of vintage photographs by Edward S. Curtis, which highlights both iconic and previously little-known images, many are printed in Curtis’ most compelling and rare processes. The prints are among the finest examples that exist and, in some cases, are the only known example of an image. Every style, subject matter, cultural/geographic area, and medium Curtis worked in will be included. The collection from which this exhibition is drawn comprises over 3,000 vintage Curtis photographs and related objects and is widely recognized as the world’s definitive Curtis Collection.
The exhibition showcases prints created in seven different photographic print mediums and will be complemented by objects and other ephemera that will contextualize and enrich the photographs. The different print mediums include photogravure, platinum, goldtone, toned and un-toned gelatin silver, cyanotype, and gold-toned printing-out paper prints, and many of the photographs will be the rarer, seldom seen, mediums. Aesthetically the prints are of a consistently high level, rarely seen in vintage Curtis exhibitions.