The North American Indian (portfolio #1) by Edward Curtis led a New York photography auction yesterday evening (February 26), when it sold within estimate for $78,000.
Featuring 39 photogravures from Curtis' seminal 1907 work on Native American culture, The North American Indian, the portfolio is considered a rare photographic gem.
Works by Curtis concerning the peoples of North America never fail to do well at auction. In October 2012, a complete set of The North American Indian photobooks brought $1.4m - an auction house record for the New York company overseeing both sales.
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