National Geographic : 1913 Apr
Photo by Hiram Bingham A CHEERFUL WORKMAN FROM CUZCO Portrait of Alegria, "Mr. Happiness," one of our workmen, who came with us from Cuzco and staid for nearly two months. Most of the workmen were content with what wages they could earn in two weeks, and kept us continually busy trying to replace them. Photo byHiram Bingham THE BEST TYPE OF INDIANWORKMAN: SOUTHERN PERU Portrait of Enrique Porres,one ofthemost intelligent workmen that we had to assist in excavatingMachu Picchu. Inhischeek may be observed a swelling, showing thepresence ofaquid ofcoca, theleaves of the plant from which cocaineisextracted. Nearly alltheMoun tain Indians chew the coca leaf.Aquid iscarefully made up atthe beginning of the day's work, during themiddle ofthemorning, atthe commencement of the afternoon's work, andinthemiddle ofthe afternoon.