Before The Storm – Archival Print


This image was taken in the high mountains of Apache land in present-day Arizona. Dramatic clouds fill the sky before a storm breaks, forming a backdrop for riders from the White Mountain Apache Tribe. The White Mountain Apache were believed to number approximately 2,000 at the time the image was taken. The dramatic lighting and narrow depth of field were all aspects of Curtis’ Pictorial aesthetic.

Available in 11 x 14″ and 16 x 20″

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Our quoted dimensions are for the paper size, not the printed image itself.

For ethical and aesthetic reasons, we do not crop or alter the aspect ratio of Curtis’ original images. All of our prints have a minimum border of 1 inch to allow for safe handling and framing. For instance, an 11” x 14” print of An Oasis in the Badlands will have an image size of 10-3/8” x 12

Photographed in 1906, the image was created using a high-resolution scan from an original Curtis photogravure. Prior to scanning, the vintage photogravure was professionally conserved to restore the print to its original appearance. After conservation, the images are prepared and optimized for printing with pigment-based inks and 100% cotton paper to ensure archival stability and quality that aligns with Curtis’ original intent.

Prior to shipping, the team at Cardozo Fine Art inspects each print and creates an individual Certificate of Authenticity.  Each shipment is carefully packed to ensure it will arrive in excellent condition. Please allow up to 10 days from receipt of the order to shipping. We will notify you when your order has shipped.

The two master printers at Cardozo Fine Art bring over two decades of combined expertise. The result is contemporary prints that closely replicate the beauty, richness, and detail of Curtis’ vintage photographs. The quality of these prints is demonstrated by their inclusion in over 100 museum exhibitions in every continent but Antarctica.

In creating these photographs only the finest quality pigment-based inks are used. This is to ensure maximum beauty, archival permanence and longevity. They are printed on “Entrada Rag” of Moab paper, an award-winning 100% cotton, smooth fine art paper. It is archival acid- and lignin-free and is made in the U.S.  This paper’s technical characteristics, when used with Epson’s pigment-based ink system, ensure that each image is faithful to Edward Curtis’ original vision.

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Print Size

11×14, 16×20, 20×24, 30×40