This orotone was also featured in The North American Indian as part of portfolio 16 plate 571. At the Old Well of Acoma is not the rarest of Curtis’s master-prints but its subject matter and beauty make the image highly desirable. I purchased this orotone from the granddaughter of the original owner who was a postmaster in Idaho.
Size 11×14″. Curtis’s original description from the portfolio:
Members of Coronado’s army of explorers in 1540 and Espejo in 1583 noted the ‘cisterns to collect snow and water’ on the rock of Acoma.