Monday, 09 April 2012 17:08

Palace of the Governors Photo Archive

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Monday, 09 April 2012 17:06

New Mexico Office of the State Historian

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Sunday, 08 April 2012 23:52

El Nido

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Trying this out.

Sunday, 08 April 2012 20:53


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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

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.

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