The Salmon Stream - Early photography, Public domain image
Title: The Salmon Stream.Artist: Edward Sheriff Curtis.Artist Bio: American, 1868 - 1952.Creation Date: printed 1923.Process: photogravure.Credit Line: Gift of Edwin and Irene Weinrot.Accession Number: 1997.018.017
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