OP 12550-43

(Documentary Artifact): Two b/w photographic prints of Maria Segundo sitting on the ground and splitting fiber for weaving baskets. She holds a strand of fiber in her hands and another in her mouth. In the background is an adobe brick and shingle roof structure.

Embossed on lower right corner of Image 1: Copyright symbol/ Edward H. Davis
Inscription on bottom left corner of Image 2: 13

Notes on verso:
Image 1: #86:15752-43/ OP12550-43/ 13/ IN REF BOOK/ [Possibly written by Davis:] Maria Segundo/ San Ygnacio/ 1904
Image 2: OP#12550-43/ MN 86:15752-43/ #9394/ Maria Segundo – splitting fiber/ Jan 7. 1914/ Los Coyotes/ 13

According to additional information provided on 12/2011 by a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: This is the method for splitting the juncus stem to create fibers for basketmaking.