Fort Worth's Amon Carter Museum acquires a long-sought masterpiece of American Indian photography


The Amon Carter Museum, already known for the breadth and depth of its photography holdings, has acquired one of the most important publications of the 20th century: a rare, complete set of Edward Sheriff Curtis’ The North American Indian. The set — 20 volumes of illustrated books and more than 700 large images of Indian tribes in the early 1900s — has long been coveted by the Carter’s curators and represents a "tour de force" of photographic beauty and anthropological value.