Original Copper Photogravure Printing Plates


For the first time in the entire 109-year history of Edward S. Curtis' The North American Indian, the Original Copper Photogravure Printing Plates made by Curtis to produce the prints of The North American Indian, are being offered for individual sale through the Bruce Kapson Gallery.

The Original Copper Photogravure Printing Plates are the rarest form of any vintage photographic work ever produced by Curtis. They are unique.

Edward S. Curtis spent more time painstakingly perfecting the imagery of each Copper Plate than on anything he ever printed or any of his other photographic processes, working the Plate to get a print that would equal or better the original negative. The finished Copper Photogravure Printing Plate represents Curtis' most evolved vision for The North American Indian.

These Original Curtis Copper Photogravure Printing Plates are transcendent works of art and represent a truly once-in-a-lifetime collection opportunity.

Plate availability and price upon request.