History of Native American Portraits
Rose and Hopkins Studio in Denver, Co. is creditied with photographing many Native American Studio Portraits in 1899 and 1900. These were shot on Glass Plate Negatives and were used to create an initial run of Silver Gel Prints. After a limited and not so successful run of these images in that era the glass plates were put away.
Rose & Hopkins studio was closed in 1927 and upon finding these negatives and later inspection, it was discovered that the images were deteriorating on the glass plates. Therefore, a negative reproduction of these 1899 to 1900 studio portraits was made of the plates in the early 1930's. It is from those original negatives of which we own that this limited edition of images were meticulously scanned @300 dpi and the Giclee Fine Art Prints are made. We have left the imperfections & aging of the negatives for an authentic presentation. Certificates of Authenticity will be issued & registered with each print to insure the collectors of the one time offering & printing. Editions of only 350 will be printed. The current owners of the negatives are pleased to offer these pages of history with the hope that you enjoy them as much as we do.
The indominable Native American Spirit lives on in these exquisite Fine Art Portraits. Their stories tell a tale of hardship & determination, victories & glory, but most of all they teach us a value of the human spirit.