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Image: Cipriano Garcia Playing a Papago Flute, 1919

Detail of a photograph taken in 1919 by Frances Densmore of Cipriano Garcia playing a Papago flute. This image appears in [Densmore 1929], plate 1 (immediately after page 4), but she lists his name as “Sivariano Garcia”.

See Indigenous North American Flutes for more context about this image.

This image is a recent transfer from the original 8″ × 10″ black and white gelatin glass negative (now broken): BAE GN 02774/Broken Negative File 06667700, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland.

See the original record on the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS):

Cipriano Garcia Playing a Papgo Flute 1919



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