Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry

Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

¿Este Sombrero?



PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNAL:  Raquel, our guide led us beyond vegetables through thickets of Quechua and Spanish and flashing calculators and the important distinctions of quality and inferior Panama crafting, until we finally closed a deal, shook hands and strutted away in our dapper, Ecuadorean Panamas. 

The Panama hats for the Galapagos cruise spent the voyage in steerage. Sailors that we are, we had not counted on wind at sea, and it's still not clear if the hats survived steerage.