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Suburbs of Monterey, Mexico: Maguey plant. The maguey plant is that from which the Mexicans get their national drink, mescal and pulque (whiskey and beer); Mexican home. Cactus fence about 20 feet high grown around enclosure. When ready to give sap the maguey is about six feet tall; Weaving; The fibre of the maguey is worked into rope strands and cloth. Cliff dwellers used the same fibre. Spinning the thread.

Image ID: 1596970

Suburbs of Monterey, Mexico: Maguey plant. The maguey plant is that from which the Mexicans get their national drink, me... (1903-[19]04)

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:  Suburbs of Monterey, Mexico: Maguey plant. The maguey plant is that from which the Mexicans get their national drink, mescal and pulque (whiskey and beer); Mexican home. Cactus fence about 20 feet high grown around enclosure. When ready to give sap the maguey is about six feet tall; Weaving; The fibre of the maguey is worked into rope strands and cloth. Cliff dwellers used the same fibre. Spinning the thread.

Specific Material Type

: photographs

Source

: Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900. [An album of mounted photographs.]

Source Description

: 1 v. of illus. (unpaged) 25 x 30 cm.

Location

: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy

Catalog Call Number

: IW 76-2288

Digital ID

: 1596970

Record ID

: 1071878

Digital Item Published

: 9-25-2007; updated 3-25-2011

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