Canyon De Chelly


Please allow 2 weeks for delivery on all Goltones except for the 18″ x 22″ Canyon de Chelly which will be a 4 week delivery time.
Note: Due to the unavailability of critical, propriety materials, we anticipate only being able to complete, on average, 15% – 20% of projected editions of the Goldtones. (Please note, with a small number of the most popular and iconic images we hope to complete 40% – 100% of the projected edition.)

SKU: N/A Category:


Canyon de Chelly (pronounced “chay”, after the Navaho “Ta Sh_”) was one of the most sacred places for the Navaho and remains so to this day.  It is located in Northeastern Arizona in the heart of Navaho country.  Of Curtis’ 50,000 negatives this is considered to be one of his ten most important and powerful.  The insignificance of man relative to nature is clearly illustrated through the sheer size (approximately 1,000 feet high) of enduring cliff formations that surround the riders.  Canyon de Chelly is regarded as Curtis’ single most popular goldtone today and the contemporary Goldtone captures the subtleties and richness of the original negative in a way that was impossible a hundred years ago.

  • Photographed in 1904
  • Produced using the original glass plate negative, and Curtis’ preferred print process
  • Luminosity and three-dimensionality, unequaled by any other photographic medium
  • Limited edition with a certificate of authenticity
  • Available in three sizes
  • Ready to hang 8 x 10″ – $1,200
    14″ x 17″ – $3500
    18″ x 22″ – $7500