San Blas Indian Mother and Child, Panama, R.P.

Material Information

Title:
San Blas Indian Mother and Child, Panama, R.P.
Physical Description:
Photograph
Creator:
Post Photo Service
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Dexter Press

Subjects

Genre:
Postcard

Notes

Abstract:
The caption on the back reads: "Inhabiting their 365 palm-fringed islands, San Blas Indian tribes of Panama have lived simply and undisturbed for centuries. Children mature at an early age; a girl may marry at 14 or before. When a girl reaches puberty, she is taken to the maiden's house for 4 days where the women of the village prepare her for marriage. Her hair is cut for the first time, a sign that she has reached womanhood."
Original Location:
Envelope File 2013

Record Information

Source Institution:
Panama Canal Museum
Holding Location:
Panama Canal Museum
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved on the material.
Resource Identifier:
accession number - 2013.11.31
System ID:
AA00017054:00001