OP 12550-89

(Documentary Artifact): Two b/w photographic prints of Valencio Segundo carrying a bundle of roasted mescal on his back in front of a brush shelter. He wears a basket hat, striped shirt, pants and woven sandals. Possibly photographed at San Ignacio, Los Coyotes Reservation or Anza-Borrego Desert.

Inscription in lower left corner of Image 2: 32

Notes on verso of print:
Image 1: OP 12550-89/ # 86:15752-89/ VALENCIO SEGUNDO ON DESERT/ 32
Image 2: [Same as Image 1]/ (Duplicate)

According to additional information provided on 12/2011 by a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: The roasted mescal is the core of the agave plant. It covered and roasted over coals in a deep stone-lined pit in the ground. The tray at his feet may be more roasted agave/mescal pieces.