Edward S. Curtis: Frontier Photographer
A Smithsonian Institution Libraries Exhibition
6 1/2-x8 1/2-in. dry-plate (glass-plate) camera and tripod used by Edward S. Curtis. Courtesy The Curtis Collection. The 6½-by-8½-inch dry-plate camera seemed to suit [Curtis] best. Time and again, ‘The Chief' . . . turned to the favored old Reversible-Back Premo. . . . No gadgets; just a camera, tripod, focusing cloth, and film.
~ Jean-Antony Du Lac, 1976