Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Maricopa Woman Mealing border=
Title:
Maricopa Woman Mealing
Date:
1907
Size:
Volume, 12.5 x 9.5 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
The Maricopa had an abundance of food sources. One of the staples of their diet was the meat from the giant cactus which they ate. They also would make a wine from the cactus. They had plenty of animal meat sources but the Maricopa were also an agricultural tribe and grew their own wheat. This photo by Edward S. Curtis shows a woman grinding meal on a hand mealing stone.

This photogravure was taken in 1907 by Edward S. Curtis. The piece was printed on Dutch Van Gelder and is available for sale in out Aspen Art Gallery.
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