It’s been a week chock-full of crazy here in the archives (my woo-woo friends tell me that Mercury is retrograde, plus it’s been a full moon. If that means anything). Sometimes, when I’m having a hard day, I go through our database and just try to find cute photos. So here we are.
Baxi, a Cashinahua girl with her wooden doll (note the carved eyes and mouth). The designs painted on her body fade after about a week. Peru, 1957. Photograph by Kenneth M. Kensinger. Penn Museum image #148803
Kayak Model. Made of skin and wood, with three human figures, as well as paddles and other accessories from Kodiak Island, Alaska, United States. Photograph by Karen Mauch and John Chew. Penn Museum image #151933
Threshing wheat in Gökpinar, Turkey December 1966. Image by Jacques Bordaz. Penn Museum image #174981
David Randall-MacIver with a donkey in Nubia, Egypt c. 1907. Penn Museum image #175378
Three Cherokee dolls in dresses and shawls. Photograph by Karen Mauch and John Chew. Penn Museum image #151954