Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) was a photographer.
Edward Sheriff Curtis was born February 16, 1868 in Whitewater, Wisconsin to Asahel Curtis and Ellen Sheriff. He was a photographer who focused mainly on Native Americans. In 1891 he moved to Seattle, Washington, and opened a photography studio with Rasmus Rothi. He was invited by Theodore Roosevelt in 1904 to be the White House photographer. Cecil B. DeMille hired Curtis in 1936 to be a second unit cameraman and photographer for his motion picture plains films. Edward S. Curtis died October 18, 1952 in Whittier, California.
Citation:Find a Grave, via WWW (b. 1868 in Wisconsin, d. 1952 in California; photographer focusing on Native Americans;
Find a Grave, via WWW, October 4, 2017 (Moved to Seattle in 1891 and opened a studio with Rasmus Rothi; invited to be White House Photographer in 1904; hired by Cecil B. DeMille in 1936)
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Contains nails from Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments set, built in Guadalupe, California in 1923 and excavated by Peter Brosnan during his Lost City project. Dated approximately 1923.
Contains biographical information on individuals and corporations related to the Ten Commandments films as well as Peter Brosnan's Lost City excavation and film. Also contains transcripts of interviews conducted with several of these individuals. This information taken from various newspapers and websites, as well as the individuals themselves. Dated approximately 1923-2014.
Papers, VHS videotapes, DVD about motion picture filming at the Guadalupe Dunes, CA, with an emphasis on Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 version of The Ten Commandments and Brosnan's excavation of some of its original sets. Papers on Brosnan's excavation and the Lost City documentary. Dated 1923-2014.
Contains correspondence between Peter Brosnan and various people, especially regarding excavation in the Guadalupe Dunes in California. Dated approximately 1983-2014.
Contains press and photographs, as well as photocopies and negatives, from Peter Brosnan's Lost City excavation in Guadalupe, California. Also contains proposals and reports for the Lost City excavation and documentary. Further contains correspondence and various miscellaneous items regarding various aspects of the excavation and film. Dated approximately 1983 to 2014.
Includes press, photographs, and various miscellaneous items related to the 1923 Ten Commandments film and the 1956 Ten Commandments film, as well as the set, for Peter Brosnan's research. Dated approximately 1923 to 2012.
Contains 35 and 16 mm reels of film, as well as Betacam videotapes and audiocassettes, presumably containing footage and interviews taken by Peter Brosnan. Items related to Brosnan's The Lost City documentary and The Guadalupe Dunes. Dated approximately 1985-2014.
Contains miscellaneous papers and notes related to Ten Commandments films, filmed in the Guadalupe Dunes in California. Papers and notes collected by Peter Brosnan for his research on the Ten Commandments films. Dated approximately 1923-1956.
Notes and papers related to Peter Brosnan's excavation of the Ten Commandments movie set in Guadalupe, California. Dated approximately 1983-2014.
Contains negatives of photographs taken during Peter Brosnan's excavation of the Ten Commandments movie set in Guadalupe, California. Dated approximately 1983-2014.
- Archival Record 17
- Collection 2
- Media and Communication 18
- Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- History 18
- Social Life and Customs 18
- Lost city of Cecil B. DeMille (Motion picture) 11
- Photographs 9
- Ten commandments (Motion picture : 1923) 9
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 5
- Newspapers 3
- Research (Documents) 3
- Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge (Calif.) 2
- Videocassettes 2
- Artifacts 1
- Audiocassettes 1
- Indians of North America -- Photographs 1
- Letters 1
- Motion pictures 1
- Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah 1
- Negatives 1
- Proposals 1
- Transcripts 1 ∧ less