El Cerrito, New Mexico

Photograph by Irving Rusinow
Crucifix - El Cerrito,
San Miguel County, New Mexico
April 10, 1941-April 16, 1941

Arroyo Seco Church

Photograph by Irving Rusinow
Crucifix - Arroyo Seco Church,
Taos County, New Mexico
December 1941


Photographs courtesy of the National Archives, Still Picture Branch.



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Credits:
Crucifix - El Cerrito photo by Irving Rusinow.  El Cerrito, San Miguel County, New Mexico.  El Cerrito is of course a Catholic village, and the church has a strong effect on the attitudes, practices and everyday lives.  The priest (who lives at another village and cannot hold Mass here every Sunday) is the spiritual leader and even the dictator of the community.  Services are held even though the priest is not present, as was true on Good Friday when some of these pictures were taken.  A local woman was in charge.  A very old crucifix in the confessional.  Photo courtesy of the National Archives, Still Picture Branch.  Control Number  NWDNS-83-G-37871.  Coverage Dates 4/10/1941-4/16/1941.  Creating organization was the Department of Agriculture.  Bureau of Agricultural Economics. 

Crucifix - Arroyo Seco Church photo by Irving Rusinow.  Taos County, New Mexico.  Christo at Arroyo Seco Church.  Photo courtesy of the National Archives, Still Picture Branch.  Control Number  NWDNS-83-G-41706.  Production Date, 12/1941.  Creating organization was the Department of Agriculture.  Bureau of Agricultural Economics.

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