"Aged Paviotso of Pyramid Lake"
Photogravure by Edward S. Curtis, pub. 1926.
While Edward Curtis may have been rooted in older
anthropological theories of the 19th century, there
is no doubt that he was one of the great pioneers in
the field of ethnographic photography. His collection
of over 40,000 photographs represents a significant
database on American native populations in the early
years of the 20th century. Curtis also recorded Indian
songs and provided textual documentation on the
peoples he met.