Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Zahadolzha--Navaho] 1 photographic print. | Indian, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing leather mask with basket cap, fur ruff, nude torso painted with white lines.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1904
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Nayenezgani--Navaho] 1 photographic print. | Indian, half-length portrait, facing front, wearing dark mask, fur ruff, paint on torso.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1904
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Haschebaad--Navaho 1 photographic print. | Barechested Navajo man wearing mask of Haschebaad, a benevolent female deity.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1905
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Gaaskidi [i.e. Ganaskidi]--Navaho 1 photographic print ; 20.4 x 15.4 cm (photo) | Photo shows a Navajo man wearing mask of Ganaskidi, god of harvests, plenty, and of mists.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1905
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Haschogan (House God) - The Yebichai Hunchback 1 photograph : gelatin silver ; photo 20.8 x 15.8 cm. | Photograph shows a Navajo man, half-length, seated, facing front, wearing a ceremonial mask with feathers and with fir or spruce branches forming a wreath around the shoulders.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1904
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Haschezhini--Navaho] 1 photographic print ; 20.8 x 15.8 cm (photo) | Photo shows a Native American man, half-length portrait, facing front, wearing dark leather mask, fur ruff, nude torso painted with black and white splotches.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1904
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Masked dancer, Cowichan 1 photographic print.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1913
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Masked dancer--Cowichan 1 photographic print. | Dancer wearing oversize mask, three rings of feathers in front of clothing, holding a rattle.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1913
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Atlumhl-- Koskimo] 1 photographic print. | North American Indian man, in costume with ceremonial mask, on hands and knees.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Tsunukwalahl--Qagyuhl Person wearing Mask of Tsunukwalahl, a mythical being, used during the Winter Dance.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Mask of the octopus hunter--Qagyuhl Ceremonial mask worn by a dancer portraying the hunter in Bella Bella mythology who killed the giant man-eating octopus. The dance was performed during Tluwulahu, a four day ceremony prior to the Winter Dance.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Masked dancers--Qagyuhl During the winter ceremony, Kwakiutl dancers wearing masks and costumes, crouch in foreground with others behind them. The chief on the far left holds a speaker's staff. Three totem poles in background.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Pgwis--Qagyuhl 1 photographic print. | Kwakiutl person wearing mask of mythical creature Pgwis (man of the sea).
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Hamasilahl--Qagyuhl 1 photographic print. | Ceremonial dancer, full-length portrait, standing, wearing mask and a fur garments during the Winter Dance ceremony.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Group of Winter Dancers--Qagyuhl 1 photographic print. | Ceremonial dancers, in a circle during the Winter Dance ceremony, wearing masks and garments of fur, feathers, and other materials.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Hami--Koskimo 1 photographic print. | Koskimo person wearing full-body fur garment, oversized gloves and mask of Hami ("dangerous thing") during the numhlim ceremony.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Nuhlimahla--Qagyuhl 1 photographic print. | Person wearing ceremonial mask of the Nuhlimahla during the during the Winter Dance ceremony. These characters impersonated fools and were noted for their devotion to filth and disorder.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Sisiutl--Qagyuhl 1 photographic print. | Sisiutl, one of the main dancers in the Winter Dance ceremonies, wearing a double-headed serpent mask and shirt made of hemlock boughs.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Paqusilahl--Qagyuhl 1 photographic print. | Dancer representing Paqusilahl ("man of the ground embodiment"), wearing a mask and shirt covered with hemlock boughs, representing paqus, a wild man of the woods.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A Tluwulahu costume--Qagyuhl 1 photographic print. | Woman wearing a fringed Chilkat blanket, a hamatsa neckring and mask representing deceased relative who had been a shaman.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A Tluwulahu mask--Tsawatenok 1 photographic print. | Kwakiutl man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing a mask depicting a loon on top of a man's head to facilitate the loon changing into the form of a man.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Qagyuhl village at Fort Rupert 1 photographic print. | Totem pole commemorating a Tsimshian family towers over the village of Tsahes, Vancouver Island.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Nuhlimkilaka--Koskimo 1 photographic print. | Kwakiutl person wearing an oversize mask and hands representing a forest spirit, Nuhlimkilaka, ("bringer of confusion").
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Kwahwumhl--Koskimo 1 photographic print. | Dancer wearing raven mask with coat of cormorant skins during the numhlin ceremony.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Masked dancers in canoes [B]--Qagyuhl 1 photographic print. | During the winter ceremony, Kwakiutl dancers in masks and costumes representing (l to r) Wasp, Thunderbird, and Grizzly-bear, arrive in canoes.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1914
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    Maskette--Nunivak 1 photographic print. | Eskimo man, head-and-shoulders portrait, wearing headdress consisting of a protruding headband around the crown of his head, feathers, and a wooden bird head in front.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1929
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Ceremonial mask--Nunivak J299918 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress). Published in: The North American Indian / Edward S. Curtis. [Seattle, Wash.] : Edward S. Curtis, 1907-30, v. 20, p. 80.
    • Contributor: Curtis, Edward S.
    • Date: 1929