Girl And Jar – Sunflower, 1905


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.)

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This young girl, also known as Sunflower and Povi-Tamu is from the San Ildefonso pueblo in Northern New Mexico. She was one of Curtis’ favorite subjects and appears in an unprecedented four different photographs in Curtis’ magnum opus The North American Indian. Pueblo woman were very adept at balancing objects on their heads, and a vessel, such as this pot, usually rested on a fiber ring that served to both steady the pot and to protect the scalp. The design on the pot pictured here recalls the importance of the serpent cult in Tewa life. This image was not originally offered as a goldtone and was available only as a photogravure and a handful of examples in platinum. Because of its compelling beauty and added warmth and richness as a goldtone, Curtis Centennial Edition chose to create this image in the Goldtone process.

  • Photographed in 1905
  • 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″ – $1200
14″ x 17″ – $3500
18″ x 22″ – $6000