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(Accession Number 1957.028:32)
Cereus Giganteus, Arizona Territory
Carleton Watkins: The Complete Mammoth Photographs, cat. no. 933
CMP notes: Title from pasted paper lable on BL and HEH prints. Verso mount: Peterson wetstamp: Private Library of H.C. Peterson (encircled) and negative number 1337; in pencil, Cactus Arizona Desert and The Sentinels of the Desert' showing the large cactus tree of the Arizona desert. The most fiendish torture devised by the Apache Indian was that of tying a prisoner to one of these cactus trees, cut off his lips, and eye lids, and leave him to perish of heat, thirst, and attacks from myriads of insects.
Carleton E Watkins (Nov 11, 1829 — Jun 23, 1916; Active approx. 1853 — 1896)