Before the Storm, 1906 – Glass negative

Before the Storm, 1906 – Glass negative

Negative Archive

In 1996 Christopher Cardozo acquired a small archive of 60 of Edward Curtis’ original negatives. This extremely rare negative archive is one of the only remaining archives known to exist, and the only one containing numerous iconic Curtis images. In addition to our stewardship of these rare negatives, they give us a unique resource from which to create superb, contemporary original prints of Curtis’ images. It has been a privilege for us to be able to work with negatives that were created by Curtis a century ago, which are the essence of his grand vision. A majority of the archive is composed of original 6” x 8” glass plate negatives. Some of Curtis’ most iconic images in this archive include; “Canyon de Chelly”, “An Oasis in the Badlands”, “The Rush Gatherer”, “Son of the Desert” and “Chief Joseph – Nez Perce”. This extraordinary archive has been the basis for much of what Cardozo Fine Art has done over the past decade. Without these negatives we would be unable to create prints of this quality, which have been exhibited and collected throughout the world.