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Catalog Data:
Format:
Silver gelatin print
Dimensions:
3.25 x 5 in.
Culture/People:
Cahuilla
Place:
Palm Springs; Riverside County; California; USA
Date Created:
1917
Collection History:
Edward H. Davis owned a ranch outside San Diego, California, and became fascinated with local Indian people. The collection of Native objects he developed attracted the attention of George Heye, who purchased many items from Davis and hired him as a field collector in 1916. Photographs by Davis from southern California and northern Mexico probably accompanied the objects he sold to or collected for MAI.
Description:
Sitting outside a house and ramada, a Cahuilla woman uses a large mortar and pestle (NMAI objects 072272.000 and 072243.000) to grind food. A girl sits at her side.
Catalog Number:
P02338
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Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian