The Cardozo Collection of Edward S. Curtis

CHRISTOPHER CARDOZO COLLECTION OF EDWARD S. CURTIS

A Signature Live Auction: June 26, 2021

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A remarkable sale offering selections from the world’s most significant collection of Edward S. Curtis vintage photography and ephemera, including some of the rarest images available today and a complete original set of volumes of The North American Indian. Santa Fe Art Auction is honored to present The Christopher Cardozo (1948 – 2021) Collection.

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Ephemera Offerings

In addition to the auction lots, we are offering a limited number of Curtis ephemera at fixed prices.

There are examples of original subscription contracts, The North American Indian Prospectus, vintage Curtis studio photography and other interesting well preserved ephemera that Chris Cardozo found important.

All items will be on display and may be purchased at any time, before or after the auction.

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Lot 160: The North American Indian, Original Volumes I-XX, 1907-30 | $150,000 - $250,000

Lot 157: The Vanishing Race - Navaho, 1904

Orotone | 14 x 17 in. | $12,000 – $18,000

Lot 159: Prayer to the Stars, ca. 1909

Orotone | 11 x 14 in. | $4,000 – $6,000

Lot 158: The Piki Maker, 1906

Orotone | 10 x 8 in. | $4,000 – $6,000

Lot 173: Untitled (Moki Girl with Jar), 1900

Platinum print | 16 1/16 x 10 15/16 in | $15,000 – $20,000

Lot 170: Geronimo - Apache, 1905 | Platinum print | 15 5/8 x 11 9/16 in. | $120,000 - $180,000

Bid Live In-Person or Online, Saturday June 26th

Session I | Lots 1 – 156 | 10 AM MDT

Session II | Lots 157 – 316 | 1:30 PM MDT

Join us Friday evening, June 25th 5-7 for the private auction reception.

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