In a yard, Alena Levi (Levy), on left, adds arrow weed to the bottom of a large granary basket (072271.000). Another woman and a man look on. According to Edward H. Davis, the basket did not have a bottom, but he asked Levi to add one before he bought the item from her.
Desert Cahuilla [Torres-Martinez Reservation/Torres-Martinez Band]
October 30, 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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