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Edward Curtis Portfolio Photogravure, Quiet Waters - Tule River Reservation
6/13/2014 - American History: Live Salesroom Auction
From The North American Indian; v.14; plate 506; on Japon Vellum, 1924, folio, 11.25 x 15.25 in., overall 17.75 x 22 in.

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From the Collection of John Heller, Granville, Ohio
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