Lot 215: The North American Indian – Harriman Set

Ephemera

The Harriman Collection is unique and unprecedented. The Collection comprises the finest, most important set of Volumes from The North American Indian plus an extremely rare and unique collection of ephemera, books, and original photographs relating to Harriman, Curtis, The North American Indian and/or the Harriman Alaska Expedition. The Collection embodies the essence of Curtis’ thirty-year career and no similar collection exists, nor could it be replicated. The material that complements the volumes adds depth, richness, and context for the Volumes. Included are an extremely rare platinum portrait of Harriman by Curtis, and a vintage Curtis self-portrait from 1899, as well as over thirty rare or unique prints and documents and a complete original three volume set of The Harriman Alaska Expedition in a custom slipcase. For a discerning collector this represents an unparalleled opportunity.

 

Below is a full catalog of all ephemera pieces included in this remarkable lot.

Curtis Self Portrait, 1899

photogravure

19 x 11 in. (48.26 x 27.94 cm.)

215-1

E.H. Harriman Portrait, ca. 1900

platinum print

7 13/16 x 5 11/16 in. (19.84 x 14.45 cm.), mount: 13 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (33.66 x 23.50 cm.)

215 – 2

The Harriman Set Original Volume I Shipping Slipcase, 1907

215 – 3

Harriman Alaska Expedition Volumes I, II & III, 1901-1904

215 – 4

Flute Boys, Priest, and Maidens, 1920

plate cover envelope

5 1/8 x 7 5/8 in. (13.02 x 19.37 cm.), mount: 6 5/8 x 8 1/2 in. (16.83 x 21.59 cm.)

215 – 5

Flute Boys, Priest, and Maidens, ca. 1920

silver gelatin print

6 7/16 x 8 7/16 in. (16.35 x 21.43 cm.)

215 – 6

A Cave at Middle Mesa, 1920

plate cover envelope

5 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (13.34 x 19.69 cm.), mount: 6 13/16 x 8 3/4 in. (17.30 x 22.23 cm.)

215 – 7

A Cave at Middle Mesa, ca. 1920

silver gelatin print

6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (16.51 x 21.59 cm.)

215 – 8

Sia Footgear, 1926

plate cover envelope

5 15/16 x 7 15/16 in. (15.08 x 20.16 cm.), mount: 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (20.96 x 26.04 cm.)

215 – 9

Sia Footgear, ca. 1926

photogravure

9 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. (24.13 x 30.80 cm.)

215 – 10

Chemehuevi House on Colorado River, 1907/1925

plate cover envelope

6 x 7 15/16 in. (15.24 x 20.16 cm.), mount: 8 1/2 x 10 3/16 in. (21.59 x 25.88 cm.)

215 – 11

Sacred Buckskin - Apache

hand-colored photogravure

5 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (13.34 x 21.59 cm.), paper: 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (24.13 x 31.12 cm.)

215 – 12

Harriman Expedition (Eskimo Settlement, Plover Bay, Siberia), 1899

photogravure

7 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (18.42 x 25.72 cm.)

215 – 13

Harriman Expedition (Northwest Coast Dwellings), 1899

silver gelatin print

6 1/4 x 8 1/8 in. (15.88 x 20.64 cm.)

215 – 14

Harriman Expedition (Columbia Glacier), 1899

photogravure

7 15/16 x 10 7/8 in. (20.16 x 27.62 cm.)

215 – 15

Harriman Expedition Camp, 1899

silver gelatin print

5 5/8 x 7 13/16 in. (14.41 x 19.84 cm.), mount: 6 7/16 x 8 9/16 in. (16.35 x 21.75 cm.)

215 – 16

Harriman Expedition (Columbia Glacier), 1899

hand-colored photogravure

3 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. (9.53 x 16.51 cm.), mount: 7 3/4 x 10 in. (19.69 x 25.40 cm.)

215 – 17

Harriman Expedition - College Fiord, Prince William Sound, Alaska, 1899

hand-colored photogravure

4 7/8 x 7 in. (12.38 x 17.78 cm.)

215 – 18

Harriman Expedition - College Fiord, Prince William Sound, Alaska, 1899

silver gelatin print

4 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. (12.07 x 16.51 cm.), mount: 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (19.69 x 24.77 cm.)

215 – 19

Untitled (Harriman Expedition - Scene with Canoe), 1899

silver gelatin print

6 3/8 x 8 3/16 in. (16.19 x 20.80 cm.)

215 – 20

Harriman Expedition (Serpentine Glacier, Harriman Fiord), 1899

photogravure

7 1/16 x 9 15/16 in. (17.94 x 25.24 cm.)

215 – 21

Harriman Expeditoin - Eskimo Topek, Plover Bay, Siberia, July, 1899

photogravure

7 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. (18.10 x 26.04 cm.)

215 – 22

Harriman Expedition (Bergs Stranded at Low Tide, Near Muir Glacier), 1899

photogravure

7 1/8 x 10 in. (18.10 x 25.40 cm.)

215 – 23

Harriman Expedition (At Lowe Inlet, British Columbia), 1899

photogravure

9 1/2 x 11 15/16 in. (24.13 x 30.32 cm.)

215 – 24

Harriman Expedition - (Untitled Stream), 1899

photogravure

9 1/2 x 11 15/16 in. (24.13 x 30.32 cm.)

215 – 25

Harriman Expedition - (Harriman Glacier, North & South Corner - Proof print), 1899

photogravure

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

215 – 26

Harriman Expedition (South Corner and Harriman Glacier, North Corner), 1899

photogravure

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

215 – 27

Harriman Expedition (Untitled), 1899

hand-colored photogravure

6 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. (15.56 x 20.96 cm.), mount: 7 3/4 x 10 in. (19.69 x 25.40 cm.)

215 – 28

Harriman Expedition (Columbia Glacier), 1899

hand-colored photogravure

4 x 6 3/8 in. (10.16 x 16.19 cm.), mount: 7 3/4 x 10 in. (19.69 x 25.40 cm.)

215 – 29

Harriman Expedition (Fjord and Glacier), 1899

hand-colored photogravure

6 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. (15.88 x 20 cm.), mount: 7 3/4 x 10 in. (19.69 x 25.40 cm.)

215 – 30

Koskimo Dandy - Kwakiutl (Proof Print), ca. 1914

photogravure

12 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. (32.07 x 24.13 cm.)

215 – 31

Gyálkum — Koskimo (Proof Print), ca. 1914

photogravure

12 11/16 x 9 1/2 in. (32.23 x 24.13 cm.)

215 – 32

Papers from the Harriman Alaska Expedition - Coleoptera, 1900

vintage booklet

215 – 33

Papers from the Harriman Alaska Expedition - The Sphegoidea and Vespoidea, 1900

vintage booklet

215 – 34

Papers from the Harriman Alaska Expedition - Heteroptera, 1900

vintage booklet

215 – 35

Papers from the Harriman Alaska Expedition - Notes on the Hepatic Collected in Alaska, 1900

vintage booklet

215 – 36

TNAI Subscription Agreement, Yrae, Set #243, 1911

letter-press printed w/hand-written notations

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

215 – 37

Guildhall Library J.P. Morgan gift/reviews, ca. 1908

12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (32.39 x 24.13 cm.)

215 – 38

The North American Indian Original Prospectus, ca. 1906

12 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (31.75 x 24.77 cm.)

215 – 39

Scribner's Magazine - 1905 - Volume 37

vintage volume

215 – 40

Scribner's Magazine - 1906 - Volume 39

vintage volume

215 – 41

Edward Curtis Reference Material - Indian Life and Indian Lore Indian Days of the Long Ago, 1975

contemporary publication

215 – 42

The North American Indian Reference Material - Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian Project in the Field, 2003

contemporary publication

215 – 43

The Harriman Expedition Reference Material - Edward Henry Harriman, 1978

contemporary publication

written by John Muir

215 – 44

The Harriman Expedition Reference Material - Looking Far North - The Harriman Expedition to Alaska, 1899, 1982

contemporary publication

written by William H. Goetzmann and Kay Sloan

215 – 45

The Harriman Expedition Reference Material - George Bird Grinnell ALASKA 1899 Essays from the Harriman Expedition, 1995

contemporary publication

written by George Bird Grinnell

215 – 46

The Harriman Expedition Reference Material - The Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced A Century of Change, 1899-2001, 2005

contemporary publication

edited by Thomas S. Litwin

215 – 47

The Harriman Expedition Reference Material - George Bird Grinnell The Harriman Expedition to Alaska - Encountering the Tlingit and Eskimo in 1899, 2007

contemporary publication

written by George Bird Grinnell

215 – 48

The Harriman Expedition Reference Material - Papers from the Harriman Alaska Expedition V20 The Nemerteans (1901), 2009

contemporary publication

written by Wesley Roswell Coe

215 – 49

The Harriman Expedition Reference Material - Papers from the Harriman Alaska Expedition. XVII. Entomological results (11): Formicidae., 2009

contemporary publication

215 – 50

The Harriman Expedition Reference Material - North American Expeditions, ca. 2009

contemporary publication

215 – 51