National Geographic : 1925 Sep
Photographs by Earl H. Morris POSING WITH HIS TROPHIES In jovial mood, Owens, whom the author describes as "the best digger in all the Southwest," dons as a hat a basket which for a few centuries lay over the head of a mummy, and holds before him a sheaf of three huge oaken blades which he found beneath a cliff-house floor. AN EXCAVATOR WEARING AGAS MASK IN MUMMY CAVE A gray pall always hangs above the pits where the workmen search for treasures of the past. Thefine dust, blended ofashand filth and human waste, will exact its tollifnot excluded from the lungs. Hence one labors for breath behind amask ofwet cloth orsponges.