(Documentary Artifact): One b/w negative of five unidentified women standing in front of shrubbery with a girl and boy sitting in front of them. The women are wearing different styles of hats and cinched-waist dresses or blouses and skirts. One of the women wears a crochet or knit shawl.
Notes on negative envelope:
86:15900-385/ DAVIS COLL/ 86 DUP/ FIVE WOMEN & TWO/ CHILDREN IN FRONT/ OF SHRUBBERY AT/ MESA GRANDE
According to additional information provided on 12/2011 by a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: The black shawl may be lace or tatting. There was a Bureau of Indian Affairs school in Mesa Grande that taught lacemaking. This lace was sold to markets including Europe.