This is a proof, contact printed directly from the glass plate negative, done by Curtis in the field to check his negative. With descriptive notes written in ink on the reverse in Curtis's own hand with his daily negative log number in pencil. Additionally, this is an unpublished image. It exists only in this singular form. This image never appeared in The North American Indian. It is a female Kwakiutl shaman in full ceremonial dance regalia, circa 1914.