February 1, 2018

Filipino Native with Bayog Bark along Talisay-Tagaytay Trail, 1934

A young man carrying bayog bark along the Talisay-Tagaytay trail, 1934.
A young man carrying bayog bark along the Talisay-Tagaytay trail, 1934.
The photograph above was taken by the photographer Robert L. Pentleton on 23 August 1934 along the Talisay–Tagaytay trail. It has been downloaded from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Digital Library. The photo was given the original caption/title “Batangas province (Philippines), man carrying bayog bark used for dyeing.”

It has been processed using graphics editing software to lighten dark areas and improve overall sharpness. Rights to the photo belong to the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System but has been made available by UWM for educational and non–commercial use. The original photograph is available here.

Bayog (Tagalog), scientific name pterospermum diversifolium blume, apart from being used as dye is also regarded in the Philippines as traditional medicine and used for curing coughs.

Below is a colorized version of the same picture courtesy of Algorithmia.
A colorized version of the same picture courtesy of Algorithmia.
A colorized version of the same picture courtesy of Algorithmia.

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