The Cardozo Collection of Edward S. Curtis – 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.

EPHEMERA OFFERINGS

Edward S. Curtis Self Portrait, ca. 1899

Photogravure on Van Gelder etching stock

10 x 6 15/16 in. (25.40 x 17.62 cm.), Paper: 15 x 11 1/8 in. (38.10 x 28.26 cm.)

SOLD

"Elsie Allen" Sailboat, ca. 1914

Cyanotype

6 x 4 1/4 in. (15.24 x 10.80 cm.)

Curtis used this boat for his field trips to British Columbia and Alaska.

$1,750

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The North American Indian Subscription Agreement, Olney, Set #74, 1907

Letter press print

10 3/8 x 7 7/8 in. (26.35 x 20 cm.)

Signed: Elam Ward Olney
In Ink: this copy to be signed by Theodore Roosevelt

$1,500

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The North American Indian Patrons' Form of Subscription, ca. 1907

Ephemera

5 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. (13.97 x 23.50 cm.)

SOLD

The North American Indian Subscription Agreement, Brown, Set #47, 1909

Letter press print

12 3/4 x 8 in. (32.39 x 20.32 cm.)

Signed: Mrs Annie M Brown
Notes the set to be autographed by Curtis and Franklin Roosevelt

SOLD

The North American Indian Subscription Agreement (half-sheet), Worthington, Set #84, 1909

Letter press print

8 11/16 x 7 7/8 in. (22.07 x 20 cm.)

$1,500

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The North American Indian Subscription Agreement, Yrae, Set #243, 1911

Letter press print

10 3/8 x 7 15/16 in. (26.35 x 20.16 cm.)

Signed: ‘Yraye’

$1,500

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The North American Indian Subscription Agreement, DC Collier, Set #255, 1912

Letter press print

12 3/4 x 8 in. (32.39 x 20.32 cm.)

Signed: DC Collier

$1,500

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The North American Indian Subscription Agreement, Ballantine, Set #358, 1913

Letter press print

12 3/4 x 8 in. (32.39 x 20.32 cm.)

Signed: Penny Ballantine

SOLD

The North American Indian Subscription Agreement, Stickney, Set #414, 1914

Letter press print

12 1/16 x 8 in. (30.64 x 20.32 cm.)

Signed: Stickney

$1,500

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The North American Indian Subscription Agreement, Glenconner, Set #470, 1920

Letter press print

12 7/8 x 7 15/16 in. (32.70 x 20.16 cm.)

Signed: Glenconner

$1,500

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Signal Fire to the Mountain Gods, With Greeting Card, ca. 1909

Photogravure & ephemera

Image: 8 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. (21.27 x 14.29 cm.), Card: 3 x 5 in. (7.62 x 12.70 cm.)

Signed in the plate, lower center: E.S. Curtis

Comes with original holiday greeting card from Curtis.
Presentation print on vintage bifold folder made of hand made laid paper.

SOLD

Zuni Maid, ca. 1904

Penny postcard

5 3/16 x 3 1/8 in. (13.18 x 7.94 cm.)

Zuni, Southwest

$150

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The North American Indian Prospectus Proof, ca. 1904

Letter press print & photogravure

12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (31.75 x 24.13 cm.)

Included in this lot is photogravures of: “The Oath” and “Navaho Medicine Man”

This is a galley proof of The North American Indian prospectus, and is unique, with hand-written notations.

SOLD

The North American Indian Prospectus, ca. 1908

Letter press print

12 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (31.75 x 24.45 cm.)

$1,250

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The North American Indian Prospectus, ca. 1908

Letter press print & photogravure

12 1/2 x 19 1/8 in. (31.75 x 48.58 cm.)

Included in the prospectus is a photogravure of “The Pool – Apache”

$3,000

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The North American Indian Lauriat Prospectus & Envelope, ca. 1935

Letter press print & photogravure

Envelope: 12 5/8 x 9 9/16 in. (32.07 x 24.29 cm.), Prints: 12 5/8 x 9 9/16 in. (32.07 x 24.29 cm.)

Includes two photogravures, The Oath – Apache and The Wedding Party – Qagyuhl

$2,000

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The North American Indian Lauriat Prospectus & Envelope, ca. 1935

Letter press print & photogravure

Envelope: 12 5/8 x 9 9/16 in. (32.07 x 24.29 cm.), Prints: 12 5/8 x 9 9/16 in. (32.07 x 24.29 cm.)

Includes two photogravures, The Oath – Apache and The Wedding Party – Qagyuhl

$2,000

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The North American Indian Lauriat Prospectus & Envelope, ca. 1935

Letter press print & photogravure

Envelope: 12 5/8 x 9 9/16 in. (32.07 x 24.29 cm.), Prints: 12 5/8 x 9 9/16 in. (32.07 x 24.29 cm.)

Includes two photogravures, The Oath – Apache and The Wedding Party – Qagyuhl

$2,000

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The North American Indian Lauriat Prospectus & Envelope, ca. 1935

Letter press print & photogravure

Envelope: 12 5/8 x 9 9/16 in. (32.07 x 24.29 cm.), Prints: 12 5/8 x 9 9/16 in. (32.07 x 24.29 cm.)

Includes two photogravures, The Oath – Apache and The Wedding Party – Qagyuhl

SOLD

The North American Indian Lauriat Prospectus and Envelope, ca. 1935

Letter press print & photogravure

Envelope: 12 5/8 x 9 9/16 in. (32.07 x 24.29 cm.), Prints: 12 5/8 x 9 9/16 in. (32.07 x 24.29 cm.)

Includes two photogravures, The Oath – Apache and The Wedding Party – Qagyuhl

$2,000

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Advertising Brochure for The North American Indian, ca. 1908

Brochure on handmade paper with half-tone dot image

Booklet: 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (23.50 x 15.88 cm.), Interior pages (open): 8 7/8 x 12 in. (22.54 x 30.48 cm.)

Has half tone dot image of Crow Eagle – Piegan

$1,200

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Advertising Brochure for The North American Indian, ca. 1908

Brochure on handmade paper with half-tone dot image

Booklet: 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (23.50 x 15.88 cm.), Interior pages (open): 8 7/8 x 12 in. (22.54 x 30.48 cm.)

Printed on card, inside front cover: This brochure is for presentation to Howard S. Rath Esq

Has half tone dot image of Crow Eagle – Piegan

SOLD

Advertising Brochure for The North American Indian, ca. 1908

Brochure on handmade paper with half-tone dot image

Booklet: 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (23.50 x 15.88 cm.), Interior pages (open): 8 7/8 x 12 in. (22.54 x 30.48 cm.)

Has half tone dot image of Crow Eagle – Piegan

SOLD

Curtis Studio Brochure, ca. 1908

Brochure

7 3/16 x 9 1/8 in. (18.26 x 23.18 cm.), Inside pages: 6 15/16 x 8 5/8 in. (17.62 x 21.91 cm.)

This is an original brochure detailing the images and pricing for platinum prints and goldtones.

SOLD

Curtis Studio Brochure, ca. 1908

Brochure

7 3/16 x 9 1/8 in. (18.26 x 23.18 cm.), Inside pages: 6 15/16 x 8 5/8 in. (17.62 x 21.91 cm.)

This is an original brochure detailing the images and pricing for platinum prints and goldtones.

$800

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Curtis Studio Brochure for Platinum Prints, ca. 1912

Brochure

7 3/16 x 9 1/8 in. (18.26 x 23.18 cm.), Inside pages: 6 15/16 x 8 5/8 in. (17.62 x 21.91 cm.)

Custom bound, hand-made paper, letter-press, half-tone images

This is an original brochure detailing the images and pricing for platinum prints and goldtones.

SOLD

Field Notes with Image of a Mohave Woman, ca. 1904

Silver gelatin print – toned & type written note

Image: 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (21.59 x 16.51 cm.), Notes: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.94 x 21.59 cm.)

Mojave, Southwest

SOLD

ESC Research Material with Holographic Notes, Yakima, ca. 1909

Type written notes

11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.94 x 21.59 cm.)

$800

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Royal Netherlands Geological Society Review, ca. 1910

Bound letter press print

10 x 6 1/2 in. (25.40 x 16.51 cm.)

$400

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Royal Netherlands Geological Society Review, ca. 1910

Bound booklet

10 x 6.56 in. (25.40 x 16.67 cm.), Inside pages, open: 9 1/2 x 12 5/8 in. (24.13 x 32.07 cm.)

$400

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ESC Research Material with Holographic Notes, Haida, ca. 1915

Type written note

11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.94 x 21.59 cm.)

$650

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Research Material with Holographic Notes, Clayoquot, ca. 1915

Type written note

11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.94 x 21.59 cm.)Letter from A.T. Sinclair, 1908

$800

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Letter from A.T. Sinclair, 1908

Type written letter

11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.94 x 21.59 cm.)

This letter is from A.T. Sinclair to Edward Curtis regarding tattoo markings.

$750

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Roosevelt Signature and Letter, 1909

Type written letter & photogravure

Booklet: 12 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (31.43 x 23.81 cm.), Letter: 11 x 8 5/8 in. (27.94 x 21.91 cm.)

Signed: Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt signature in TNAI excerpt and a letter to Harry Hurd

SOLD

Letter from The North American Indian offices to G.F.O Smillie, 1911

Type written letter

Letter: 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (19.05 x 24.77 cm.), Envelope: 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (11.43 x 13.97 cm.)

Signed: Edward S. Curtis

Letter to G.F.O Smillie on TNAI letter head regarding engraving of Teddy Rosevelt

SOLD

Letter to Curtis from Aeroscope Kinematograph Hand Camera (Movie Camera), 1914

Letter press print

10 3/8 x 8 1/8 in. (26.35 x 20.64 cm.)

$900

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Letter to Richard Crane, 1915

Type written letter

11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.94 x 21.59 cm.)

Signed: Edward S Curits

This letter from Curtis is regarding his portfolio and volume 10 being sent.

$1,000

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Application for Copyright - Photograph Published for Sale, ca. 1912

Ephemera

3 1/4 x 6 in. (8.26 x 15.24 cm.)

$500

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Picture Musicale Announcement for Performance in Seattle, ca. 1911-12

Ephemera

4 1/4 x 12 1/16 in. (10.80 x 30.64 cm.)

SOLD

The Vanishing Race Poem by E. Higginson, ca. 1911

Ephemera

6 3/8 x 4 7/8 in. (16.19 x 12.38 cm.)

SOLD

Scribner's - Vintage Article "Vanishing Indian Types", June 1906

Ephemera – half tone images

9 3/8 x 13 1/4 in. (23.81 x 33.66 cm.)

$400

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Mentor Magazine - George Bird Grinnell article "First Families of America" - "Indian Life Through the Lens" article on Curtis' The North American Indian project, ca. 1921

Bound magazine

10 7/8 x 9 15/16 in. (27.62 x 25.24 cm.)

SOLD

Guildhall Library J.P. Morgan Gift and Reviews, ca. 1907

Printed text

12 x 9 1/2 in. (30.48 x 24.13 cm.)

$300

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Green Hotel Announcement (Hotel Green, Pasadena CA.), ca. 1903

Paper brochure

Open: 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (19.05 x 28.58 cm.), Closed: 5 11/16 x 7 1/2 in. (14.45 x 19.05 cm.)

$275

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Zuni Girl, ca. 1904

Penny postcard

Zuni, Southwest

5 3/16 x 3 1/8 in. (13.18 x 7.94 cm.)

$150

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Chief Joseph, ca. 1904

Penny postcard

Nez Perce, Plateau & Woodlands

5 3/16 x 3 1/4 in. (13.18 x 8.26 cm.)

$300

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Untitled Cabinet Card (Family with two children), ca. 1892

Cabinet card

6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. (16.51 x 10.80 cm.)

Printed in lower margin: Imperial Studio Rothi and Curtis 713 Third St. Seattle, Wash

This is a cabinet card from Curtis’ first studio partnership with Rasmus Rothi in Seattle.

$800

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Untitled Cabinet Card (Young Gentleman), ca. 1893

Cabinet card

6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. (16.51 x 10.80 cm.)

Embossed in lower margin: Curtis & Guptil 614 Second St. Seattle, Wash

This is a cabinet card from Curtis’ second studio partnership with Thomas Hnery Guptil in Seattle.

$500

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Interior View of Seattle Studio Dressing Room, 1893

Silver gelatin print – toned

9 3/8 x 7 5/8 in. (23.81 x 19.37 cm.)

$850

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Studio Portrait Woman in Navy Shirt, ca. 1908

Silver gelatin border print

7 x 4 15/16 in. (17.78 x 12.54 cm.), Paper: 10 9/16 x 6 15/16 in. (26.83 x 17.62 cm.)

Signed in black ink at lower right: Curtis

Studio blind stamp, at lower left corner: THE CURTIS STUDIO SEATTLE

$275

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Curtis Studio Portrait (Female), ca. 1925

Silver gelatin print – hand colored

4 13/16 x 3 7/8 in. (12.22 x 9.84 cm.), Frame: 7 1/4 x 6 3/16 in. (18.42 x 15.72 cm.)

Signed in black ink at lower right: Curtis L.A

$1,000

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Curtis Studio Portrait (Male), ca. 1925

silver gelatin print – hand colored

4 13/16 x 3 7/8 in. (12.22 x 9.84 cm.), Frame: 7 1/4 x 6 3/16 in. (18.42 x 15.72 cm.)

Signed in black ink at lower right: Curtis L.A

On frame verso: EDWARD S. CURTIS STUDIO BILTMORE HOTEL LOS ANGELES

$1,000

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Studio Portrait of Girl Sitting, ca. 1925

Silver gelatin print – toned

6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (16.51 x 11.43 cm.), Mount: 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (29.85 x 19.69 cm.)

Signed, in the negative at lower right: Curtis L.A.

$800

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Studio Portrait of Girl Standing, ca. 1925

Silver gelatin print – toned

6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (16.51 x 11.43 cm.), Mount: 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (29.85 x 19.69 cm.)

Signed, in the negative at lower right: Curtis L.A.

$800

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Edward S. Curtis, Clara Philips, Effie Grace Garst Wheeler (Daughter of John Garst), ca. 1887

Silver gelatin print – toned

4 x 6 3/4 in. (10.16 x 17.15 cm.), Mount: 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (13.34 x 20.96 cm.)

$1,400

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Ellen Curtis (Curtis' Mother), ca. 1900

Silver gelatin print – untoned

5 1/2 x 3 13/16 in. (13.97 x 9.68 cm.), Mount: 7 13/16 x 5 1/16 in. (19.84 x 12.86 cm.)

Printed on lower margin: Curtis Seattle Wash

SOLD

10 Commandments Film Still (Leatrice Joy and Richard Dixx), ca. 1923

Silver gelatin print – blue toned

13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (34.29 x 26.67 cm.), Mount: 19 5/8 x 17 7/8 in. (49.85 x 45.40 cm.)

At lower left corner of mount: EDWARD S. CURTIS STUDIO BILTMORE HOTEL LOS ANGELES

$1,400

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10 Commandments Film Still (Theodore Roberts and Charles De Roche), ca. 1923

Silver gelatin print – blue toned

10 1/2 x 13 5/8 in. (26.67 x 34.61 cm.), Mount: 14 5/8 x 18 1/4 in. (37.15 x 46.36 cm.)

At lower left corner of mount: EDWARD S. CURTIS STUDIO BILTMORE HOTEL LOS ANGELES

SOLD

10 Commandments Film Still (Rod Larocq and Leatrice Joy), ca. 1923

Silver gelatin print – blue toned

10 1/2 x 13 5/8 in. (26.67 x 34.61 cm.), Mount: 12 1/2 x 15 9/16 in. (31.75 x 39.53 cm.)

At lower left corner of mount: EDWARD S. CURTIS STUDIO BILTMORE HOTEL LOS ANGELES

$1,200

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Untitled (Child in Costume Kneeling by Pool of Water), ca. 1923

Silver gelatin print – blue toned

13 1/2 x 10 1/8 in. (34.29 x 25.72 cm.), Mount: 20 x 17 7/8 in. (50.80 x 45.40 cm.)

Signed in negative at lower right: Curtis

At lower left corner of mount: EDWARD S. CURTIS STUDIO BILTMORE HOTEL LOS ANGELES

$1,600

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From Aphrodite Series (Nude Woman with Fabric and Vase), ca. 1920

Silver gelatin print – blue toned

9 7/16 x 7 3/8 in. (22.97 x 18.73 cm.)

Signed in negative at lower right: Curtis L.A. ©

$1,500

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Film Still of "The Arab", starring Roman Navarro, ca. 1924

Silver gelatin print – untoned on double weight paper

9 5/16 x 7 5/16 in. (23.65 x 18.57 cm.), paper: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (24.13 x 19.05 cm.)

Signed in black ink at lower right: Curtis L.A.

$1,000

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Hopi Snake Dance Booklet, 1977

Ephemera

8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (21.59 x 13.97 cm.)

SOLD

The North American Indian Prospectus reproduction by "Curtis Gravures", ca. 1975

Half tone print reproductions

11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.94 x 21.59 cm.)

Includes three copies of the booklet.

$50

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CHRISTOPHER CARDOZO COLLECTION OF EDWARD S. CURTIS

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