OP 15362-518

(Documentary Artifact): One b/w photographic print of a singer and dancer, Sepharino Apapas, standing in the doorway of a structure made of branches and logs and holding up a rattle. He wears a wide-brimmed hat, kerchief tied around his neck, shirt, vest, pants, and shoes.

Notes on verso of print:
OP 15362-518/ 86:15900-1498/ IN REF BOOK/ [Possibly written by Davis:] Sepharino Apapas/ Singer + dancer/ Cahuilla Inds/ Aug 4 1911

According to additional information provided on 10/2011 by a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: The man is holding a rattle made from a carved piece of wood and tin can. This form of rattle was made as a substitute for rattles traditionally created from elements such as turtle shells, deer hooves, and gourds. The Tin Can rattle would be used to accompany allegoric vocal songs.