historical self portraits

My earlier post of vintage photos of Pima and Tohono O'odham women harvesting saguaro failed to credit the photographer, Edward S. Curtis, shown here in a ca. 1889 self portrait. Curtis worked in the desert southwest in the early 1900s with support from J. P. Morgan. In addition to taking over 40,000 photographs of American Indians, he also produced more than 10,000 wax-cylinder recordings of their music and speech.