Curtis, Edward S. (1868-1952)

Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) - Mohave Water Carrier

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Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) - Mohave Water Carrier

  • Platinum Print
  • C. 1903
  • 16'' x 9.75''
  • M90219-1214-001
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25.25" x 20.25" Framed. "A Mohave mother on the bank of the Colorado river. The Mohave carry practically all burdens on their heads. Being unusually large and strongly built, the women thus bear immense loads with apparent ease. A woman has been seen to balance on her head a railroad tie of such weight that a strong man could do no more than pick it up, and addition a heavy load in each hand." - E. S. Curtis. From Plate No. 58 that was published in "The North American Indian (1907-1930) v.02, The Pima. The Papago. The Qahatika. The Mohave. The Yuma. The Maricopa. The Walapai. The Havasupai. The Apache-Mohave, or Yavapai"