Sunday, 08 April 2012 20:53

CHIMAYO

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    I went to Rancho de Chimayo last sunday where I lad a chat with author, Patricia Trujillo-Olviedo and purchased her book; CHIMAYO. This pictorial essay of Chimayo gives one a feeling of the antiquity of the place and how through time Chimayo has retained its cultural roots. This richly illustrated  book of authentic photographs of the periods mentioned is a kind of a "whos who" in architecture, agriculture, culninary arts, weaving and the spiritual tradition there through time within of the valley of which we all love. Of particular interest to me was the meaning of the reredos behind the altar at the Sanctuario.The main image in the center is Nuestro Senor Esquipulas the "Black Christ" of the Maya of Guatemala.

Trujlillo- Olviedo goes on to say that the Christo is hung on the "Maya Tree of Life",  or World Tree Cross of the Maya which is unique to Mesoamerican cultures  According to the late Linda Schele; the horizontal bar represents the ecliptic and the verticle bar the north south axis. According to Mayan myth The World Tree with the three hearth stones represented by stars in the Orion constellation. I recommend this book to the "Plebe" interested in the multi- cultural history of New Mexico.

Allan MacGillivray, III

 

 

Saturday, 07 April 2012 17:11

Marachis and Sandovals - Fiesta, Early 1950s

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Santa Fe Fiesta - early 50's - Mariachi Band visit to our house. I am the little guy, my father, Meliton Sandoval, and my sisters, Anna Marie (left), and Kathy (right) are also in the photo.

Photo courtesy of Michael Sandoval

Friday, 06 April 2012 01:28

Vicente Romero: The Legacy

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To view the legacy of Vicente Romero go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPdM85LxZsw

Friday, 06 April 2012 00:02

1956 SFHS 55th Class Reunion

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A few months ago, I was commissioned by the 1956 SFHS class reunion committee to create a commemorative poster for the reunion.  The poster honors the classmates that have passed in the years since the 1956 graduation.

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:13

The Capitol Band - 1930s

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Pictured (partial): Meliton Sandoval (sax); Felix Sandoval (clarinet); Elias Maes (drum); Isaac Martinez (Baritone).

Photograph courtesy of Michael Sandoval.

Tuesday, 03 April 2012 20:05

1930 Santa Fe Census, Abeyta St.

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This is from the 1930 Santa Fe census.  Line 57 and 58 shows my great-grandparents, Monico and Josefa Rivera.

Sunday, 01 April 2012 21:00

La Doctorcita

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This book describes my Aunt's experiences in the Embudo area from Feb 1939 to Sept 1941.  The PDF for the whole book is fairly large, so I have posted it in parts.  Some may prefer to view the individual chapters.

The location of this house was where Amelia White Park is today.  Thanks for finding it, Maria.


http://www.irishwolfhounds.org/jones.htm

Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:04

My Mother's WWII Ration Stamps ca. 1942

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This is my mother's World War II ration stamp booklet.  It shows that it was issued when she was 16 years old.  I didn't think that someone that young would be issued ration stamps.  Interesting.

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