OP 12550-48

(Documentary Artifact): One b/w photographic print of Narciso Lachapa (also spelled Narcisco/Narcisso La Chapa/LaChapa/La Chappa) with a golden eagle. He is seen from the front, mountains in the background. He has grey hair and a mustache and wears a striped shirt and vest. He holds an eagle in his hands. The eagle has its mouth open and looks directly at the camera, it has some ropes around its body.

Inscription on lower right corner of image: 15
Notes on verso: OP 12550-48/ MN 86:15752-48/ #15503/ OP 12572-357/ Narciso with Eagle/ 1907/ 15

According to additional information provided on 12/2011 by a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: The eagle is ritually killed. Its feathers are used for ceremonial regalia.