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Acoma from the South

Photographed by Tom DuBrock
Not on view

Acoma from the South

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

Engraver: Suffolk Engraving Company (American, active early 20th century)

Date: copyright 1904
Medium: photogravure on paper
18 × 21 7/8 inches (45.7 × 55.6 cm)
Other (Plate): 13 1/2 × 16 7/8 inches (34.3 × 42.9 cm)
Classification: Photographs
Inscribed: V.16 566 (lower right, in pencil); Photogravure Suffolk Eng.Co.Cambridge, Mass. (lower right); From Copyright Photograph 1904 by E. S. Curtis (lower center); ACOMA FROM THE SOUTH (lower left); Plate 566 (upper left)
Markings: VAN GELDER ZONEN/ MADE IN HOLLAND (watermark, right margin, horizontal)
Credit Line: Purchase of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 2013
Object number: 2013.2.16.24
Label Text:Acoma is one of the oldest continually occupied settlements in the United States. Curtis described it as “perched on the top of a mesa some three hundred and fifty feet above the surrounding valley.” He noted it was “accessible by difficult trails partly cut in the solid rock of its precipices.” The large building in the center is the church.
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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