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North American Indian Costumes . Illustrations by Oscar Howe . Volume I
- Nice, France: C. Szwedzicki, 1952 (but 1956). Vol. 1 only (of 2), folio. (17 3/4 x 12 5/8 inches). Map and 25 colour pochoir plates. (Discreet blindstamp on title and first text leaf). Original publisher's cloth portfolio with ties. One of 250 numbered copies signed by the publisher. "Jacobson and Howe sought to convey in fifty plates the incredible diversity in Native American dress in the historic period . After a brief introductory essay on the materials and varieties of indigenous dress, Jacobson wrote lengthy captions providing a great deal of specific cultural and historical data, with only a small amount of analysis of clothing style" (Berlo). The present first volume of the set covers the period 1564 to 1860. Unlike the other Jacobson/Szwedzicki portfolios, all the images in the present work are by a single Native American artist: Oscar Howe (Nazuha Hokshina). At the time, Howe was among the most well- known Native American artists, noted for his WPA murals. Although dated on the title 1952, the work was not published until 1956, when Szwedzicki's debts to the printer were paid by Jacobson and the portfolio released. Janet Catherine Berlo, "The Szwedzicki Portfolios: Native American Fine Art and American Visual Culture 1917-1952" (University of Cincinnati Libraries, October 2008). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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