Young Coconut Climber and Tuba Extractor in Batangas c. 1929
|Image extracted from "Lands and people: the World in Color." Colorized courtesy of Algorithmia.|
A short description of the picture was also given:
“Filipinos have found that coconut palms yield something else besides nuts. They know that the flower stalks secrete tupa2, a juice that makes a delectable drink. Notches are cut in the trunk to give foothold and then boys clamber up, apparently with the greatest ease. This lad carries upon his back a vessel in which to collect the liquid.”Below is the originally extracted black and white photograph. The reader will please note that the picture below has been processed using graphic software to improve overall quality.
|Image extracted from "Lands and people: the World in Color."|
Notes and references:
1 “Lands and people: the World in Color,” R. Bruce Taylor Editor-in-Chief, published 1929 in Canada.
2 Any Filipino will immediately recognize the error. The word should be “tuba,” a coconut wine.