View of the back of the vintage The Three Chiefs-Piegan Goldtone in the original Curtis Studio Seattle frame showing the complete original Curtis Studio description legend present on the contemporary frame backing paper.
An exceptional vintage 11" x 14" Goldtone Print of The Three Chiefs-Piegan, 1900.
In the original Curtis Seattle Studio frame with a complete original Curtis Studio description legend adhered to a contemporary frame backing paper. The image itself is luminous, neither too dark nor too light, representing the perfect and most desired exposure to be found in the Goldtone process. This Goldtone is one of the only 15 percent that were produced by Curtis which had both perfect exposure and a flawless emulsion, free of any imperfections in the emulsion, no finger prints or flaws whatsoever. The original Curtis Studio frame is in excellent original condition with only a few minor cracks due to age.