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According to Curtis, “This portrait of the historical old Apache was made in March, 1905. According to Geronimo’s calculation he was at the time seventy-six years of age, thus making the year of his birth 1829. The picture was taken at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the day before the inauguration of President Roosevelt, Geronimo being one of the warriors who took part in the inaugural parade at Washington. He appreciated the honor of being one of those chosen for this occasion, and the catching of his features while the old warrior was in a retrospective mood was most fortunate.”

SOURCE:
Edward S. Curtis, The North American Indian (1907-1930)
v.01, The Apache. The Jicarillas. The Navaho
[Cambridge, Massachusets: The University Press, 1907), plate no. 2. Original photogravure produced in Boston by John Andrew & Son

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