Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) - Before the Storm, Apache
- Medium: Orotone
- Circa: 1906
- Size: 8'' x 10''
11.375" x 13.375" framed. Curtis signature is in the negative, lower right corner. Contemporary frame with original label. Included on the back tag is a quote by E. S. Curtis: "A party of the Apaches were in the high mountains in the Apache country for the spring harvest of the mescal. At the sudden approach of a storm all hurriedly mounted and rode away to the protection of the forest in the valley below. All of this is wonderfully visualized by the action in this picture. One seems to actually see the swaying of the Yucca and the wind-blown hair of the Indian women." The tag continues to read, "Mr. Curtis in making his monumental collection of Indian pictures has attempted to visit and picture all important tribes of the United States, British Columbia, and Alaska. The basic purpose of this collection of pictures is their use as illustrations for "The North American Indian," a work of twenty volumes and twenty supplementary portfolios of pictures. The task of making these pictures has been under way for more than twenty years. This subject is selected from this great collection made as a permanent record of the North American Indian. Edward S. Curtis, The Curtis Studio, Seattle, Wash." Acquired from a private collection in California. The owner inherited this orotone.