Thursday, October 1, 2009

Zunis At The Expo



In 1915, in hopes of attracting ships traversing the newly completed Panama Canal and making their way up the California coast, the movers and shakers in San Diego put on the Panama-California Exposition, hoping to showcase the city.

As part of the collection of the Library of Congress, the summary of this classic photograph reads thus: "Zuni women making pottery beneath a drying platform composed of tree trunks and limbs forming the framework and flooring, on which is placed tall plants and corn, in an exhibition display of the "painted desert" of the Sante Fe on the grounds of the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, California."

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