Pablo Cantanas standing next to mesquite bean storage basket made of arrow weed. The lid of the basket is covered with earth to protect the beans from weather and animals. The basket is sitting on top of a raised wooden platform.
October 27, 1917
Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951
Tova (Agua Dulce), Torres Martinez Reservation; Riverside County; California; USA
Silver gelatin print
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.
3.25 x 5 in.
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