OP 12550-39

(Documentary Artifact): Two b/w photographic prints of an elderly, blind man, Lucario Cuevish (also spelled Locario Chavish/Chaves/Chavez). His eyes are closed and he wears a collared shirt and pants.

Inscription in lower right corner of image 1: 12

Notes on verso:
Image 1: #OP12550-39/ MN 86:15752-39/ Lucario Chares/ Rincon/ 12
Image 2: OP12550-39/ MN 86:15752-39/ Same image as OP 12572-80/ 54×2/ [Written by Davis:] Lucario Chavez the blind Ind of Rincon – Aug 28 1912

According to additional information provided on 10/2011 by Ken Hedges, Emeritus Curator of California Collections, San Diego Museum of Man and a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: The name of this man is generally spelled Lucario Cuevish. He was a major consultant for Constance DuBois in her studies of Luiseño religion. I have never seen the name rendered as ‘Chavez.’ See also 86:15900-974 and OP 15362-981 through 988 for other photos of the same man.