Tuesday, 10 April 2018 01:07

Tia Maria Lopez - By Gloria Roybal

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Tia Maria Lopez, 1947.

This picture was taken by a photographer as she was herding her families goats on Cerro Gordo Rd. The actual picture shows the herd to the right.

The family was unaware of this beautiful picture until the photographer died and it ran on the front page of the New Mexican in 1992. My grandmother and her sister couldn’t believe their eyes when she opened the paper. “Mi hermana Marieita” she said in disbelief. It is one of my favorite pictures.

Maria’s husband was Lorenzo Lopez who built the Capilla de San Isidro which is to the right of this picture.

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Mike Lord

4th generation Santa Fe Gringo.


  • Comment Link Mike Lord Friday, 13 April 2018 15:34 posted by Mike Lord

    Tia Maria Lopez was Ramon Lopez's grandmother.

  • Comment Link Michael Miller Tuesday, 10 April 2018 03:22 posted by Michael Miller

    Amazing photograph Gloria. I know that capilla well. Is there any relation to Ramon Lopez? (artist)

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