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Curtis Orotone
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February 9, 2005<br>Curtis Orotone
09-FEB-2005 Cheryl Hawkins

February 9, 2005
Curtis Orotone

At least, after some research, we think it is a Curtis Orotone. I tried to get the tone
as close as possible. This photo doesn't show how great the foreground detail is.

One of John's favorite possessions, we found this about 20 years ago at a garage
sale. It's about 10"x13" and printed on glass. It was in a different frame, the back/emulsion was totally
exposed, we bought it for $3.00. I put a piece of glass over the back, but am not sure
how to properly conserve it.


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Rob 17-Feb-2005 19:08
Well, there it is. I've heard so much about it. Was it the only one you got? I thought there were a couple of them. It's scary how delicate it looks. Has it flaked any since you got it? I'd sooo keep it in a cool, dark place, after I took it to Sothebys for an apraisal. -ROB
tiffanie 11-Feb-2005 15:44
Wow! that is so cool. I love the scene. and it also gets me thinking creatively about new fun crafty projects with photos!
Jill11-Feb-2005 00:26
Such a treasure this is Cheryl. There must be a way to preserve it.

Thanks for sharing.
Stu10-Feb-2005 17:20
Wonderful image, Cheryl.
jude10-Feb-2005 15:56
Wow. that's fantasic way to show this image... very well done
Faye 10-Feb-2005 15:52
Cheryl, It is a Curtis. A duplicate is found in a book titled "Portraits from North American Indian Life" The title of the picture is: The Storm - Apache. Hasn't John authenticated it with the dealer in Turlock, CA?
Guest 10-Feb-2005 13:50
It is a jewel. Beautiful image. At least now is saved digital.
Gary Blanchette10-Feb-2005 13:47
Very cool!
Neal Nye10-Feb-2005 13:11
What a treasure. At least now it's preserved digitally. Print a copy and keep the original in a dark dry place.
Niall O'Shea10-Feb-2005 09:35
Amazing find. Even in those early days of photography he knew how to render his subjects perfectly. This is fascinating, Cheryl.
Karen Stuebing10-Feb-2005 08:51
Well, I won't be missing any more yard sales. :) This is great. Maybe ask an art restorer how to protect it?
Gary Winters10-Feb-2005 08:09
I can imagine you taking this to Antiques Roadshow on PBS and finding out it's worth thousands...well, let's hope so!
Antonis Sarantos10-Feb-2005 08:00
Excellent possesion!
Dave Wyman10-Feb-2005 07:50
$3.00 at a garage sale? For a Curtis? Even if it isn't a Curtis, it's a pretty cool photograph.
Guest 10-Feb-2005 07:46
wonderful !