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Alchĭsé - Apache

Photographed by Tom DuBrock
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Alchĭsé - Apache

Artist: Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868 - 1952)

Engraver: John Andrew & Son (American (founded 1869))

Date: copyright 1903
Medium: photogravure on paper
22 1/4 × 18 1/2 inches (56.5 × 47 cm)
Other (Plate): 17 1/2 × 12 inches (44.5 × 30.5 cm)
Classification: Photographs
Inscribed: V1, 5 (upper right, in pencil); Photogravure by John Andrew & Son (lower right); From Copyright Photograph 1903 by E. S. Curtis (lower center); ALCHISÉ-APACHE (lower left); Plate 5 (upper left)
Markings: [cut off] (lower left in photo); HOLLAND (watermark, upper left, vertical, upside-down and backwards)
Credit Line: Purchase of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 2013
Object number: 2013.2.1.6
Label Text:Alchĭsé was Chief of the White Mountain Apache. Curtis described him as “a well-known character, having been a scout with General Crook.” Curtis quoted Colonel Cooley, head of the scouts under Crook, who said, “A braver man than Alchĭsé never lived.”

Provenance: Acquired by subscription directly from the artist by the National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.[1]; purchased December 6, 2012 through (Christies, New York, New York,[2]) by (Arader Galleries, New York, New York); purchased June 10, 2013 through (Arader Galleries, New York, New York) by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art | [1] This set was stored in the National Geographic Society’s archive housed in the Society’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. | [2] "The National Geographic Collection: The Art of Exploration," December 6, 2012, Christie’s, New York, Rockefeller Plaza, sale 2603, lot 65
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