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Shirt—Kalispel

Accession Number
1997/1.154

Title
Shirt—Kalispel

Artist(s)
Edward S. Curtis

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1910

Medium & Support
photogravure on paper

Dimensions
12 1/2 in x 9 7/16 in (31.75 cm x 23.97 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 7/16 in (36.51 cm x 49.37 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Stephen M. Taylor

Subject matter
This image of a subject from the Kalispel tribe in Northeastern Washington is from The North American Indian (1907 - 1930), a twenty-volume series created by Edward Curtis in order to document the lives of Native Americans in diverse regions of the Western United States. This limited edition volume was financially supported by J.P. Morgan, and promoted by Theodore Roosevelt. The resulting works have been criticized and celebrated for their portrayal of Native American life. Curtis often included anachronous props and clothing and presented rituals that had not been performed in years in order to support an idealized and romantic reading of a “vanishing race.” 

Physical Description
A single-sitter portrait, with the subject wearing two braids and a decorated shirt. The subject wears large circular earrings and multiple strands of beadwork, which contrast against the dark shirt and backdrop.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Kalispel
Native American
Portraits
braids (hairstyle)
costume (mode of fashion)
costumes
half-length
modern and contemporary art
seated
single-sitter portraits

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