OP 13029-444

(Documentary Artifact): One b/w photographic print of an Akimel O’odham (Pima) woman, Sa sick sush’, using a toothpick to paint a thin solution of black gum made from mesquite trees onto a small piece of pottery.

Notes on verso of print:
OP 13029-444/ 87:16080-444/ 708/ IN REF BOOK [Written by Davis:] Sa sick sush’/ decorating pottery with a tooth-pick dipped/ in thin solution of the boiled black gum from the/ Mesquit trees./ When this is burned, it/ turns jet black./ Maricopa/ Dec 30 1920/ EH Davis