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Deconstructing Curtis: Romanticism vs. Reality

Deconstructing Curtis: Romanticism vs. Reality

Suquamish Museum
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Edward Curtis’s famous photographs of Native Americans from the early 1900’s are both beautiful and sentimental in their portrayal of what was considered, at the time, to be a “vanishing race” of people. We will examine the stories behind the photographs, juxtaposing Curtis’s posed images with historical photos from the same era, in a search for the truth.

Suquamish Museum