Edward Curtis Legacy Foundation, Unpublished Alaska, Coffee Table Book

Edward S. Curtis: Unpublished Alaska


100 Rarely Seen Edward S. Curtis Images!

Occasionally, unpublished Curtis photographs surface, but never in history has 100 emerged at once! What few unpublished pictures have surfaced are generally in private collections, and no one ever gets to see them. 

When Edward Curtis’ only grandchild, Jim Graybill, at 92 years old, was no longer able to care for the Curtis family collection, it was placed in the trusted hands of the Curtis Legacy Foundation. The foundation was founded by all three of Curtis’ great-grandchildren in 2019 in efforts to continue Edward Curtis' legacy and amplify the voices of today's Native American communities. During an inventory of this family collection, they discovered over 200 unpublished images, made by Curtis in Alaska in 1927, among the assortment of stored photographs. These pictures were not included in Volume 20 of Curtis’ famed grand opus The North American Indian.

One hundred images of Alaska Natives were selected to grace the pages of this book. Thirteen additional photographs of Edward, his daughter, Beth, and his assistant Stewart Eastwood were chosen, most of which are unpublished as well. The Curtis Legacy Foundation feels the importance of sharing these pictures with Edward Curtis fans, museums, galleries, researchers, genealogy enthusiasts and especially the Alaska Native communities. 

This book also includes Edward's and Beth's personal journals of the Alaska field season, never published in its entirety.


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