|In 1904, Edward
S. Curtis (1868-1952) began a massive project to document Native
Americans. Here is his Wikipedia entry.
It took many years and resulted in the 20 volume set, The North
American Indian. Each volume consists of a book of text with small
photogravure prints and a portfolio of larger prints. Less than 300
sets were printed. These are highly collectible items with subtle,
delicate detail (difficult to fully appreciate when viewed on a
computer monitor!). Image size on the large gravures is around 11 x 15
inches, and the smaller ones are usually 5½ x 7½ inches.