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Category: Death in New Mexico

Death in New Mexico

Capturing Native New Mexico

New Mexico’s early photographers faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles: the lack of readily available equipment and supplies, the length of time it took to get supplies

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Death in New Mexico

Mexico’s Day of the Dead

Today, November 2nd, is All Soul’s Day on the Catholic calendar and Dia de los Muertos in Mexico. The indigenous people of Mexico have always

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Death in New Mexico

New Mexico Symbolism & Death

The symbolic image of death for Hispanic New Mexico through the mid-19th century featured the wooden carvings of Doña Sebastiana. This allegorical icon of death

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Death in New Mexico

The Ghosts of New Mexico Women

La Llorona, the wailing woman, is an important part of New Mexico cultural folklore. The legend may have originated in 1520 with the Spanish conquest

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Death in New Mexico

New Mexico & Memento Mori

The invention of the daguerreotype in Europe in the early 1830s, followed by the advent of photography in 1839, gave way to the concept of

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Death on the Santa Fe Trail

In the 1830s Manuel Salustiano Delgado, an enterprising businessman developed cholera. He died along the Santa Fe Trail in route from Franklin, Missouri. His death

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