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EDWARD S. CURTIS OROTONE (GOLDTONE) PHOTOGRAPH. (Seattle, Washington 1868-1952) Titled "Vanishing Race-Navaho". 14 in. by 11 in., signed in gold l.r. ES Curtis In original "pie crust" brown & gilt toned wood frame with artist's paper label verso stating that "This is the most popular and best known of all the Curtis pictures and is internationally famous. Provenance: by direct descent in the family of Simon Benson, Portland's well known lumber baron, engineer, financier who donated land to the City of Portland including Multnomah Falls as a park and for whom many landmarks in Oregon are named. Purchased as an engagement gift for Nettie Benson, Simon's niece, by descent in the family of Annette Benson Howe Larson.

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May 7, 2008 7:00 PM PDT
Portland, OR, US


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