An Orotone is defined as a positive image printed on glass, often made from contact printing the original negative. In the case of Edward S. Curtis, the man who perfected this process, the positive plate was then backed with a mixture of gold dust and banana oil. Due to the fragile nature of the plate, these images were most often sold framed in gilded frames that were sensitive to the Arts and Crafts period.
A very beautiful small image in a great little frame. It measures 9 3/4 inches by 11 1/2 inches. The frame is in very good condition.