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Title
The potter, Santa Clara
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 17, plate 602
Creator
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Publication Information
E. S. Curtis (Seattle); The University Press (Cambridge, Mass)
Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
West-ography, re-imaging the West
Rights Information
For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact Honnold Mudd Library Special Collections at https://library.claremont.edu/scl/
Description
The potter is polishing a vessel. The smooth pebbles used for this purpose are found in small heaps among or near deposits of fossil bones. They are the stomach pebbles of dinosaurs. Tewa women prize them highly, refuse to part with them, and foresee ill luck if one is lost.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00403.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/403
Language
English
Subject
Clothing and dress
Indian potters
Manners and customs
Native Americans
New Mexico
Photogravure
Potters
Pottery
Portrait photography
Portraits
Pueblo Indians
Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico
Women's clothing
Source
Photogravure, 18.25 x 22.25 inches: The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol.17 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Relation
West-ography, re-imaging the West - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll8

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