Original PhotoEthnologist and photographer of the American West and of Native American peoples. "The Vanishing Race." An image of the Navajo disappearing down a trail, embodying the disappearance of a people and a way of life. Platinum print, 6"x8" inches, with Curtis' signature, in ink, on recto, and with notations, in pencil and in ink, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1904. This is Curtis' most famous and arresting image.