Friday, 27 September 2013 01:38

Fiesta de Santa Fe 1942 or 1943? Archbishop Byrne or Gerkin? Fiesta Queen Pita Tapia or Navidad Quintana?

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Fiesta de Santa Fe 1942 or 1943? Archbishop Byrne or Gerkin? Fiesta Queen Pita Tapia or Navidad Quintana?

 

Voces de Santa Fe asks for your help in identifying the people in this never before seen photo from a private collection.  The Fiesta de Santa Fe Queen might be the 1943 queen. Could this be Pita Tapia-Gonzales who was the 1943 queen? If this IS the 1943 Fiesta Queen, it will help in identifying the Archbishop. Could this be Archbishop Edwin Vincent Byrne, ordained in June, just a few months before the 1943 Fiesta de Santa Fe? If so, this is likely one of the earliest public photos of Archbishop Byrne in his capacity of Archbishop of Santa Fe. If not, would this be Archbishop Gerkin?

 

Thank you for any information you may be able to provide.


(In the background, just above the roof of the house, one can see spires of the St. Francis Cathedral.  This may be the Magoffin house were the La Fonda parking lot is located today.)

 

 

 

PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID RULON



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  • Comment Link Michael Miller Saturday, 28 September 2013 21:18 posted by Michael Miller

    Jim,

    Looks like Byrne. Check out p. 174 of Santa Fe: A Pictorial History,1983.
    Michael

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