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Cultural Resources from the National Park Service: Native American Heritage

The Edward S. Curtis Collection

The Curtis collection at the Library of Congress consists of more than 2,400 silver-gelatin, first generation photographic prints--some of which are sepia-toned--made from Curtis's original glass negatives. Included are both studio and field photographs. Other subjects include traditional and ceremonial dress, dwellings and other structures, agriculture, arts and crafts, rites and ceremonies, dances, games, food preparation, transportation, and scenery.

Image credit: Detail of The mealing trough--Hopi. Arizona, ca. 1906. Curtis, E. S., photographer. (ca. 1906) [Photograph]

Selected Exhibits and Collections