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Little is known about the origin of the Edward Curtis Basketry, Pottery and Ephemera Collection. Curtis toured North America, photographing the American Indian, for some thirty years from 1895-1925. During that time, Curtis collected baskets, pots and other items. Unfortunately, documentation for these artifacts has either been lost to time or was never created. The Arizona Capitol Museum believes these objects are too impressive to remain hidden in storage any longer. These digital images allow everyone to enjoy the artistry that Curtis photographed and collected. Thanks to the Arizona State Museum in Tucson for help identifying and describing objects in this collection.