OP 12550-69

(Documentary Artifact): Five b/w photographic prints of an elderly man, Jose Chappo holding the head of his wife, Matana Alto. She is noted to be about 100 years old. They sit on the ground in front of a structure made of branches. In front of Matana Alto is a small watermelon split in half. Next to her is seated an elderly woman, most likely Jose Chappo’s sister, Haqualya (also spelled Ha-qual-ya’).

Inscription in lower right corner of Image 1: 24

Notes on verso of print:
Image 1: #OP 12550-69/ MN 86:15752-69/ JOSE CHAPPO AND WIFE AND HAQUALYA’/ ABOUT 100 YRS OLD/ loco/ MARGARITA INDIAN/ 1904/ 24
Image 2: #OP 12550-69/ MN# 86:15752-69/ JOSE CHAPPO AND WIFE AND HAQUAL-YA. (ABOUT 100 YRS OLD)/ IN REF BOOK
Image 3: [Same as Image 2] (Duplicate)
Image 4: [Same as Image 2][Probably written by Davis:] Jose Chappo & sister/ Ha-qual-ya’/ Manzanita
Image 5: OP 12550-69 (Duplicate)/ #86:15752-69/ 1904/ MANZANITA INDIANS JOSE CHAPPO & WIFE & HA-QUAL-YA, ABOUT 100 YRS OLD & BELIEVED LOCO

According to additional information provided by the community on 5/2012: She is Matana Alto (Cuamai) and her husband is Jose Domingo La Chappa or La Chappo.