Canyon de Chelly - Navajo

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ICONIC IMAGES OF THE AMERICAN WEST

Goldtones – 150th Anniversary Edition

Classic, Luminous & Enduring

Christopher Cardozo Fine Art is pleased to present an extraordinary collection of Edward Curtis’ most iconic Goldtones. Each Goldtone is created exclusively from the original century-old glass-plate negative. Using state-of-the-art technology and fine craftsmanship, we have achieved what was previously impossible: extraordinary clarity, archival permanence, unrivaled three-dimensionality, exceptional beauty and brilliant luminosity.

Canyon de Chelly - Navajo, 1904

Canyon de Chelly – Navajo, 1904

An Oasis in the Badlands–Sioux, 1905
An Oasis in the Badlands–Sioux, 1905
The Vanishing Race,1904

The Vanishing Race,1904

The Rush Gatherer–Kalispel, 1910

The Rush Gatherer–Kalispel, 1910

Medicine Crow–Apsaroke 1908

Medicine Crow–Apsaroke 1908

Chief Joseph–Nez Perce, 1908
Chief Joseph–Nez Perce, 1908
Taos Water Girls, 1905

Taos Water Girls, 1905

Son of the Desert, 1904

Son of the Desert, 1904

The Three Chiefs, 1900
The Three Chiefs, 1900
Crater Lake- Klamath-1923

Crater Lake- Klamath-1923

Before the Storm – Apache, 1906

Before the Storm – Apache, 1906

Girl And Jar – San Ildefonso, 1905

Girl And Jar – San Ildefonso, 1905

The Goldtone Process

The goldtone process is an extremely rare form of photographic printing and our Goldtones™ are created from Curtis’ original negatives in strictly limited editions. This 150th Anniversary Edition Goldtone was created with a proprietary process that was perfected by Cardozo Fine Art. Because we use only Curtis’ original negatives our Goldtones™ are “contemporary original prints”, not reproductions. The Goldtone, or “Orotone”, process was pioneered by Edward S. Curtis over 100 years ago and was his preferred way of producing his photographic images. Of the many processes Curtis worked in, goldtone is generally the most sought-after. Because of their complexity and expense, Curtis printed only about 1 in 1,000 of his negatives as goldtones. Each of our contemporary, limited edition Goldtones™ and frames are the result of over sixty separate, distinct steps. The “Classic” frame, which is a beautiful handcrafted recreation of Curtis’ vintage frames, is custom-made of wood and various traditional materials. More …