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    • José de la Cruz Páiz and daughter María

    • Studio portrait of Hispanic American José de la Cruz Páiz and his teenage daughter María Dolores Páiz, Apishapa (Las Animas County), Colorado. An elderly José wears a jacket, and matching vest and pants. He has thick gray hair and a...
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    • ca. 1860
    • Damiana Rivera de Barela

    • Hispanic American Damiana Rivera de Barela, wife of Colorado State Senator Casimiro Barela, poses for a portrait in an embroidered cape trimmed in fur and a hat decorated with feathers, a bow and a veil. She wears a pin in the shape of a cross.
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    • ca. 1890
    • Conejos County, Pioneer Monument on Mormon Church ground, Manassa

    • A stone monument in a dome shape honors the Mormon settlers, on the grounds of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Manassa, Conejos County, Colorado. The bronze plaque reads: "This Memorial Is The Property of the State of Colorado, Mormon...
    • Jameson, J. Harold.
    • July 1966
    • Conejos County, Manassa, plaque on monument on Mormon Church ground

    • Detail of bronze plaque on the stone monument honoring the Mormon settlers, on the grounds of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Manassa, Conejos County, Colorado. The bronze plaque reads: "This Memorial Is The Property of the State of...
    • Jameson, J. Harold.
    • July 1966
    • Brighton pioneers

    • These South Platte Valley pioneers, probably at the Hagus homestead in Brighton, Colorado, include men women, and children in sack suits, bowlers, puff shouldered blouses and jabot collars. They are identified as: back row, left to right, Nick...
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    • [between 1888 and 1891]
    • Rio Grande style blanket and beater

    • View of a hand-woven Rio Grande style blanket made at a WPA sponsored weaving project in San Luis (Costilla County), Colorado. Shows a multi colored striped blanket and two chain rug beaters with wooden handles.
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    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Penitente matraca

    • View of a wooden matraca (ratchet noisemaker) used by the Hermanos Penitentes in their religious rites and ceremonies.
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    • [between 1940 and 1950?]
    • Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

    • View of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (1927, enlarged 1948). The brick building has two bell towers topped with cupolas, decorative brickwork and stained glass windows.
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    • [between 1950 and 1960?]
    • Trujillo brothers

    • Studio portrait of the Trujillo brothers from Mora County, New Mexico, and Las Animas County, Colorado. They are identified as: bottom row, left to right: Celedón Trujillo, Francisco Trujillo, Leopoldo Trujillo, and in the back, Benigno Trujillo....
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    • [between 1910 and 1920?]
    • Desiderio "Dario" Gallegos

    • Studio portrait Desiderio "Dario" Gallegos, a merchant, he owned a mercantile store in San Luis (Costilla County), Colorado. He wears a jacket and bow tie. His gray hair is parted on the side and he wears a full mustache.
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    • [between 1870 and 1880?]
    • María Eulogia Valdéz

    • Studio portrait María Eulogia Valdéz, wife of Desiderio "Dario" Gallegos, a mercantile store owner in San Luis (Costilla County), Colorado. She wears a dress with pleats and a velvet collar. Her hair is pulled back and parted in the middle.
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    • [between 1860 and 1870?]
    • Gallegos brothers

    • Studio portrait of brothers Antonio Tercio "Tony" Gallegos (standing) and José Salomé Gallegos (seated). Antonio wears a suit and bow tie. José, a veteran of Word War I, wears a jacket, jodhpurs and boots.
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    • [1920?]
    • María Rebecca Gallegos and José Repito Durán

    • Studio portrait María Rebecca Gallegos and her husband José Repito Durán, a farmer, businessman and Hispanic rights advocate from Brighton, Colorado. He was active in the Sociedad Protección Mutua de Trabajadores Unidos, an Hispanic labor...
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    • [1940?]
    • José Repito Durán

    • Studio portrait of José Repito Durán, a farmer and Hispanic rights advocate from Brighton, Colorado. He was active in the Sociedad Protección Mutua de Trabajadores Unidos, an Hispanic labor organization, and a prominent businessman. He wears a...
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    • [1930?]
    • María Oralia "Orie" Durán Trujillo

    • Studio wedding portrait of María Oralia "Orie" Durán Trujillo of Denver, Colorado. She wears a long, silk wedding gown with a scoop neck, trimmed in lace, a veil trimmed in lace and holds a bouquet of flowers. María married Filbert G. Trujillo,...
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    • [1950]
    • Rio Grande style weaving Jerga.

    • View of a Rio Grande style weaving known as a jerga woven around 1885 by Francisco Antonio Gallegos in Arroyo Seco (Taos County), New Mexico. The striped rug has a central seam where two narrow weavings are sewn together.
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    • [between 1980 and 1990?]
    • Adobe house

    • View of an abandoned adobe house near San Luis (Costilla County), Colorado. Shows an adobe brick building with a sod roof and door and window openings. Sagebrush and trees are nearby. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains are in the distance.
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    • [between 2005 and 2006?]
    • José Ramón Aguilar

    • Studio portrait of Hispanic American José Ramón Aguilar, he served in the Colorado General Assembly House of Representatives and later as Las Animas County Commissioner and Mayor of Aguilar which was named in his honor. He wears a jacket, has a...
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    • [between 1881 and 1882?]
    • Fort Collins

    • Elderly Fort Collins, Colorado, pioneers pose outside of the Taft home in Larimer County.
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    • September 1, 1916
    • José Gaspar and Eligio Manzanares

    • Hispanic American brothers José Gaspar and Eligio Manzanares stand in the snow on the side of a hill probably near San Luis (Costilla County), Colorado. Jose wears a cap, shirt and jeans and smokes a pipe. Eligio wears a shirt, jacket and pants...
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    • 1920
    • José Vivián Abeyta

    • Studio portrait of Hispanic American José Vivián Abeyta, a barber, he represented Las Animas County in the Colorado General Assembly House of Representatives. He wears a jacket, upright collar and necktie with a stick pin. He has a full mustache...
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    • [beween 1883 and 1885?]
    • José Gaspar Manzanares and fellow railroad workers

    • Hispanic American José Gaspar Manzanares and two unidentified railroad workers pose on the front of Union Pacific Locomotive 3978 in Rawlins (Carbon County, Wyoming. Jose sits, an African American and another man stand. They wear coveralls and...
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    • 1946
    • Juan de Jesús Páiz

    • Studio portrait (standing) of Hispanic American Juan de Jesús Páiz, a farmer and rancher from Gulnare (Las Animas County), Colorado. He wears a suit, patterned tie. watch fob, boots and a broad brimmed hat. He is clean shaven. He poses in front...
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    • [1891 November 20]
    • Excelso Manzanares and his family

    • Studio portrait of Hispanic American Excelso Manzanares, his wife Senaida Roybal de Manzanares , his sons José Gaspar and Zacarías and his daughter, Aurelia. Excelso has a full mustache and wears a suit and tie. His wife, Senaida wears a long...
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    • ca. 1906
    • San Luis

    • View of San Luis (Costilla County), Colorado. Founded in 1851 as San Luis de Culebra, it is the oldest town in Colorado. Shows a wide dirt street, adobe houses and corrals.
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    • [between 1865 and 1870?]
    • Major Rafael Chacón and Juanita Páiz

    • Studio portrait of Hispanic American Major Rafael Chacón and his wife Juanita Páiz de Chacón. Major Chacón served in the U.S. Army in New Mexico during the Civil War. He wears a uniform and has a mustache, his wife wears a long dress with a...
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    • ca. 1858
    • Captain José Julián Espinosa family

    • Portrait of Captain José Julián Espinosa, his daughter Teodora and her family. They are identified left to right: Front row: Erinea García and Amarante García, Middle row: José Victor García, Jr. and José Amarante García, Teodora Espinosa...
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    • [ca 1909?]
    • Eusebio Chacón and Sophia Barela

    • Studio portrait of Hispanic American Eusebio Chacón, son of Rafael Chacón, and his wife, Sophia Barela de Chacón. They are dressed in their wedding clothes. Eusebio sits in a chair, he wears a suit and a white bow tie, he has a mustache and his...
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    • 1891
    • Railroad workers

    • View of a railroad work crew in New Mexico. A group of men and teenage boys stand with tools that include crowbars. The men are dressed for cold weather and wear hats, caps, suits, overcoats and jackets. Farmers from southern Colorado would travel...
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    • 1905
    • Rev. José Samuel García and San Luis church

    • Photos mounted on decorative metal tray show Most Precious Blood Catholic Church and Father José Samuel García, San Luis (Costilla County), Colorado. View of an adobe church with a prominent bell tower, buttresses and gothic windows. Father...
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    • [between 1895 and 1900?]
    • Students from Martínez School

    • Anglo American and Hispanic American school students from the Martínez School pose in Martínez Plaza near the village of Plaza de los Martínez (Las Animas County), Colorado. The boys and teenagers, one on horseback, sit on the ground or stand....
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    • 1910
    • José Victor García

    • Portrait of José Victor García, a rancher in Conejos County, Colorado, he served in the Colorado Territorial Legislature and held many political appointments. He wear a suit and tie, has thick gray hair combed back and a full mustache.
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    • [between 1890 and 1896?]
    • Celestino García

    • Studio portrait of Celestino García, a rancher from Conejos (Conejos County), Colorado. For many years he served in the House of Representatives in the Colorado General Assembly. He wears a suit and tie, his gray hair is parted on the side and he...
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    • [between 1915 and 1918?]
    • Rivera School

    • Hispanic American students and their male teacher, who holds books and a ruler, pose in front of their school in Rivera (San Francisco Plaza, Glenham), Las Animas County Colorado. The brick school house has a wooden belfry. A plaque over the door...
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    • [between 1890 and 1900]
    • El Heraldo

    • View of the adobe newspaper office for El Heraldo del Valle, a Spanish Language, Republican newspaper in San Luis (Costilla County), Colorado. The two story adobe house next to El Heraldo belongs to José Ramos Valdéz, (8th from left), a school...
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    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • Children of Antonio Teodoro Lobato and Maria Epemenia Córdova

    • Studio portrait of the adult children of rancher and farmer Antonio Teodoro Lobato and his wife Maria Epemenia Cordova de Lobato. They are identified Left to Right: Front row: Rosavel and José Julián "J.J." Lobato. Back row: Refugio,...
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    • ca. 1890
    • José Amarante Garcia family

    • Studio portrait of Hispanic American José Amarante García and his family. José served as sheriff and county judge in Conejos County, Colorado. Family members are identified as, front row L to R: José Victor García, Sofia García, Julián...
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    • 1912
    • Gallegos Mercantile and Hotel

    • View of the Gallegos Mercantile and Hotel on the plaza in San Luis, (Costilla County), Colorado. The two story stone building, owned by José Presentación "J.P." Gallegos, was also the telegraph and post office. The front of the building has a...
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    • [between 1900 and 1905?]
    • Francisco and Raymundo Gallegos

    • Studio portrait of Hispanic American brothers and ranchers, Francisco and Raymundo Gallegos from San Luis (Costilla County), Colorado. The men wear suits and ties. Francisco is seated in a chair and Raymundo stands beside him with his hand on his...
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    • ca. 1895
    • The Cordova house

    • Hispanic American José Benito Córdova and his wife Marina Rivera de Córdova pose with their families at their two story, Territorial style, adobe house in Las Córdovas, near El Moro (Las Animas County), Colorado. The house has a balcony and...
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    • ca. 1895
    • Erinea García

    • Studio portrait (profile) of Hispanic American Erinea García (later Erinea García de Gallegos). She served as the Postmaster for San Luis (Costilla County), Colorado from 1934 to 1973. She wears a dress with a V-neck and a stone and metal...
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    • 1925
    • Erinea García

    • Studio graduation portrait of Hispanic American Erinea García (later Erinea García de Gallegos). She is seated on a stool and wears a white dress trimmed in lace, white stockings, white shoes and has an oversized bow in her hair. She holds her...
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    • 1922
    • María Odila Lobato and Diego Antonio Gallegos

    • Hispanic Americans Diego Antonio Gallegos and his wife María Odila Lobato de Gallegos pose for their wedding portrait. She wears a plain white dress with a low waist and flounced, lace over skirt. She wears a long veil, her hair is bobbed and she...
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    • [between 1920 and 1925?]

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