[ digital file from b&w film copy neg. ]

About this Item

Title
A Navaho smile
Summary
Photo shows a Navaho woman sitting outside doorway, right hand on cheek, facing front, smiling.
Contributor Names
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952, photographer
Created / Published
c1904.
Subject Headings
-  Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1900-1910
-  Navajo Indians--Clothing & dress--1900-1910
-  Women--Clothing & dress--1900-1910
Headings
Photographic prints--1900-1910.
Portrait photographs--1900-1910.
Genre
Portrait photographs--1900-1910
Photographic prints--1900-1910
Notes
-  H52469 U.S. Copyright Office.
-  Caption label from exhibit "American Treasures Memory": Portfolio of the North American Indian. From the 1890s to the 1930s, Edward S. Curtis photographed approximately eighty different Native American groups, including their traditional clothing, crafts, and homes. He published a twenty-eight volume work, the North American Indian, which embraced the romantic notion he and other white Americans held about the vanquished Indian. This image of Tobadzischini,(war god), a participant in the Yebechai dance a nine-day ritual combining ritual and medicine still practiced today dates from a 1904 trip to the Southwest he made among the Navajo and Apache. It is unlikely that Curtis photographed the actual sacred ceremony, and this is probably a recreation, a practice to which he frequently resorted.
-  Title from item.
-  Curtis no. 1020.
-  Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection (Library of Congress).
-  Published in: Many nations: A Library of Congress resource guide for the study of Indian and Alaska native peoples of the United States / edited by Patrick Frazier and the Publishing Office. Washington : Library of Congress, 1996, p. 183.
-  Published in: "American Indians" chapter of the ebook Great Photographs from the Library of Congress, 2013.
Medium
1 photographic print.
Call Number/Physical Location
LOT 12311 [item] [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
cph 3a47110 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a47110
Library of Congress Control Number
97505182
Reproduction Number
LC-USZ62-46943 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Online Format
image
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/97505182
Additional Metadata Formats
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Curtis, Edward S, photographer. A Navaho smile. , ca. 1904. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/97505182/.

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Curtis, E. S., photographer. (ca. 1904) A Navaho smile. , ca. 1904. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/97505182/.

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Curtis, Edward S, photographer. A Navaho smile. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/97505182/>.

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