Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

11/10/2012

Sweeping landscapes and sepia stares: Inside the rare book depicting the customs and ceremonies of Native Americans that fetched a FORTUNE at auction

It is widely considered the most lavish and elegantly produced series of photography books ever made – and now Edward S. Curtis’ masterpiece, the North American Indian, has become one of the highest selling works at auction.

The Swann Auction Galleries in New York sold the 40 volume series for a massive $1,440,000, making it the most expensive item ever sold at the 70-year-old house – and a glimpse at the stunning sepia-toned photographs show just why it was so desirable. for more click here

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