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All the Turquoise worn by the Southwestern tribes in their wampum necklaces, ear-rings, et., is drilled with a hand drill. it is believed that the more primitive method of drilling was with a single flint pointed stick, revolved between the hands, but the drill illustrated, although very primitive, has been used for centuries. Turquoise is the only stone valued by the Indians and practically all of the turquoise obtained by the various tribes has been sold or traded to them by the Santo Domingo Indians, near whose village the mines are. There is no better turquoise in the world than that found in this vicinity.

Physical Description

Linen postcard with divided back published by Fred Harvey and printed in the United States by the Detroit Publishing Company.

Condition

Unused

Language of Postcard

English

Location

United States–New Mexico–Taos County

Publisher

Fred Harvey

Printer

Detroit Publishing Company

Printer Number

5A-H1191

Printing Process

Color lithograph

Technique

Artist rendering

Date Issued

1930-1955

Object Type

Postcard

Object Size

14 X 09 cm

Original Collection

San Diego College for Women Postcard Collection

Postcard Collection Number

NewMexico-02

Digital Collection

San Diego College for Women Linen Postcard Collection

Digital Publisher

Copley Library, University of San Diego

Date Digitized

2014

Image File Size

321 KB

Image Format

image/jpeg

Repository

Special Collections. Copley Library, University of San Diego

Image File Location

Archives\SDCW Postcard Collection\NM-02A

Copyright

Copyright not Evaluated

Keywords

Taos County (New Mexico), Taos Pueblo (New Mexico), Indigenous Peoples

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