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Trampas, New Mexico

Trampas, New Mexico

A Santo bulto and a painting of the Dolorosa in the church, Trampas, New Mexico

A Santo bulto and a painting of the Dolorosa in the church, Trampas, New Mexico

Church of Trampas, Taos Co., N[ew] M[exico]

Church of Trampas, Taos Co., N[ew] M[exico]

View of the church, Trampas, N[ew] M[exico]

View of the church, Trampas, N[ew] M[exico]

An altar in the church dedicated to the Trinity, Trampas, N.M.

An altar in the church dedicated to the Trinity, Trampas, N.M.

An altar in the church dedicated to the Trinity, Trampas, N.M.

An altar in the church dedicated to the Trinity, Trampas, N.M.

Trampas, New Mexico

Trampas, New Mexico

Side altar in the church dedicated to the Madonna and to Santiago Matamoro, Trampas, New Mexico

Side altar in the church dedicated to the Madonna and to Santiago Matamoro, Trampas, New Mexico

Plaza of Trampas, Taos Co., N[ew] Mex[ico]

Plaza of Trampas, Taos Co., N[ew] Mex[ico]

View of the church, Trampas, N[ew] M[exico]

View of the church, Trampas, N[ew] M[exico]

Village of Trampas, Taos County, N[ew] Mex[ico]

Village of Trampas, Taos County, N[ew] Mex[ico]

A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains dating back to 1700 which was once a sheep raising center, Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. Due to the over-grazing and loss of range title, its inhabitants now work as migratory labor and at subsistence farming

A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains dating back to 1700 which was once a sheep raising center, Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. Due to the over-grazing and loss of range title, its inhabitants now work as migratory labor and at subsistence farming

The main altar in the church, Trampas, N.M. There are paintings on the wall behind the altar

The main altar in the church, Trampas, N.M. There are paintings on the wall behind the altar

Altar in the church, Trampas, New Mexico. The prevailing colors are grey and blue. A Coca-Cola bottle is used as a candle holder

Altar in the church, Trampas, New Mexico. The prevailing colors are grey and blue. A Coca-Cola bottle is used as a candle holder

Side altar in the church dedicated to San Lorenzo and San Felipe de Jesus, Trampas, New Mexico

Side altar in the church dedicated to San Lorenzo and San Felipe de Jesus, Trampas, New Mexico

The altar of Nuestra Senora del Carmel on the south wall of the church, Trampas, N.M.

The altar of Nuestra Senora del Carmel on the south wall of the church, Trampas, N.M.

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico, a Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains dating back to 1700 which was once a sheep raising center. Due to overgrazing and loss of range title, its inhabitants now work as migratory labor and at subsistence farming

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico, a Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains dating back to 1700 which was once a sheep raising center. Due to overgrazing and loss of range title, its inhabitants now work as migratory labor and at subsistence farming

Irrigation water crossing ditch in hollowed out log. Trampas, New Mexico

Irrigation water crossing ditch in hollowed out log. Trampas, New Mexico

Spanish-American farn near Trampas, New Mexico. Irrigation water crosses ditch in wooden trough

Spanish-American farn near Trampas, New Mexico. Irrigation water crosses ditch in wooden trough

Church of the Twelve Apostles, Trampas, New Mexico

Church of the Twelve Apostles, Trampas, New Mexico

Catholic priest greeting small Spanish-American boy after Mass. Trampas, New Mexico

Catholic priest greeting small Spanish-American boy after Mass. Trampas, New Mexico

Spanish-American ringing bell with rock at the Church of the Twelve Apostles, Trampas, New Mexico. Church is 350 years old

Spanish-American ringing bell with rock at the Church of the Twelve Apostles, Trampas, New Mexico. Church is 350 years old

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Spanish-American farmer with his two sons, Trampas, New Mexico

Spanish-American farmer with his two sons, Trampas, New Mexico

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Irrigation water crossing ditch in hollowed out log. Trampas, New Mexico

Irrigation water crossing ditch in hollowed out log. Trampas, New Mexico

Hollowed-out logs used for transporting irrigation waters across ditch. Trampas, New Mexico

Hollowed-out logs used for transporting irrigation waters across ditch. Trampas, New Mexico

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Trampas, New Mexico. Father Cassidy conducting mass at a church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest

Trampas, New Mexico. Father Cassidy conducting mass at a church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest

Trampas, New Mexico. Father Cassidy conducting mass at a church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest

Trampas, New Mexico. Father Cassidy conducting mass at a church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest

Trampas, New Mexico. Memorial mass at a church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest. The altar in the center is a symbolic coffin. The congregation during the celebration of a mass

Trampas, New Mexico. Memorial mass at a church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest. The altar in the center is a symbolic coffin. The congregation during the celebration of a mass

Trampas, New Mexico. Congregation leaving after mass from a church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest

Trampas, New Mexico. Congregation leaving after mass from a church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest

Trampas, New Mexico. Everybody in remote New Mexico buys by mail. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his wife Maclovia are thinking of buying new harnesses; it will cost sixty dollars, so they will probably get along with what they have

Trampas, New Mexico. Everybody in remote New Mexico buys by mail. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his wife Maclovia are thinking of buying new harnesses; it will cost sixty dollars, so they will probably get along with what they have

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Each house has its corral built of aspen and pine cut from the mountains above the village

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Each house has its corral built of aspen and pine cut from the mountains above the village

Trampas, New Mexico. The house of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), is spacious and orderly

Trampas, New Mexico. The house of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), is spacious and orderly

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Each house has its corral built of aspen and pine cut from the mountains above the village

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Each house has its corral built of aspen and pine cut from the mountains above the village

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his son arriving home with wood which they have gathered in the mountains

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his son arriving home with wood which they have gathered in the mountains

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his son loading wood which they have split into the wagon

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his son loading wood which they have split into the wagon

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Adobe construction is practical if it is kept up by replastering at least every two years

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Adobe construction is practical if it is kept up by replastering at least every two years

Trampas, New Mexico. Post office in the general store

Trampas, New Mexico. Post office in the general store

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains dating back to 1700 which was once a sheep raising center. Due to overgrazing and loss of range title, its inhabitants now work as migratory labor and at subsistence farming

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains dating back to 1700 which was once a sheep raising center. Due to overgrazing and loss of range title, its inhabitants now work as migratory labor and at subsistence farming

Trampas, New Mexico. The Lopez home is many generations old, and this fireplace has been the only form of heating its inhabitants have known

Trampas, New Mexico. The Lopez home is many generations old, and this fireplace has been the only form of heating its inhabitants have known

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains dating back to 1700 which was once a sheep raising center. Due to overgrazing and loss of the range title, its inhabitants now work as migratory labor and at subsistence farming

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains dating back to 1700 which was once a sheep raising center. Due to overgrazing and loss of the range title, its inhabitants now work as migratory labor and at subsistence farming

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A store

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A store

Trampas, New Mexico. Team belonging to Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), waiting for him to load the wagon with firewood

Trampas, New Mexico. Team belonging to Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), waiting for him to load the wagon with firewood

Trampas, New Mexico. The church of Trampas was built in 1700 and after nearly 200 years is untouched by time, and remains the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest

Trampas, New Mexico. The church of Trampas was built in 1700 and after nearly 200 years is untouched by time, and remains the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest

Trampas, New Mexico. Father Cassidy, resident priest of the parish of Penasco, by the fireside

Trampas, New Mexico. Father Cassidy, resident priest of the parish of Penasco, by the fireside

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his son arriving home with wood which they have gathered in the mountains

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his son arriving home with wood which they have gathered in the mountains

Trampas, New Mexico. Bedroom in the house of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor)

Trampas, New Mexico. Bedroom in the house of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor)

Trampas, New Mexico. Mrs. Maclovia Lopez, wife of the majordomo (mayor), is never idle; cooking, washing, spinning, and sewing are only some of her many responsibilities

Trampas, New Mexico. Mrs. Maclovia Lopez, wife of the majordomo (mayor), is never idle; cooking, washing, spinning, and sewing are only some of her many responsibilities

Trampas, New Mexico. A native of Trampas

Trampas, New Mexico. A native of Trampas

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains dating back to 1700 which was once a sheep raising center. Due to the overgrazing and loss of range title, its inhabitants now work as migratory labor and at subsistence farming

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains dating back to 1700 which was once a sheep raising center. Due to the overgrazing and loss of range title, its inhabitants now work as migratory labor and at subsistence farming

Trampas, New Mexico. Horses belonging to Juan Lopez, the Majordomo (mayor), being fed in the early morning. During the winter months, the day's work often consists of a trip to the mountains after firewood

Trampas, New Mexico. Horses belonging to Juan Lopez, the Majordomo (mayor), being fed in the early morning. During the winter months, the day's work often consists of a trip to the mountains after firewood

Trampas, New Mexico. Everybody in remote New Mexico buys by mail. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his wife Maclovia are thinking of buying new harnesses; it will cost sixty dollars, so they will probably get along with what they have

Trampas, New Mexico. Everybody in remote New Mexico buys by mail. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his wife Maclovia are thinking of buying new harnesses; it will cost sixty dollars, so they will probably get along with what they have

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his son loading wood which they have split into the wagon

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his son loading wood which they have split into the wagon

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A store

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A store

Trampas, New Mexico. Grade school teacher ringing a bell to call her class

Trampas, New Mexico. Grade school teacher ringing a bell to call her class

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. Deserted houses in a Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Once water eats in between the bricks, adobe houses crumble away quickly

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. Deserted houses in a Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Once water eats in between the bricks, adobe houses crumble away quickly

Trampas, New Mexico. In the home of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor). Years ago ancient hand-carved and painted santos hung on the walls in place of these cheap religious prints. Collectors have bought up almost all native art

Trampas, New Mexico. In the home of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor). Years ago ancient hand-carved and painted santos hung on the walls in place of these cheap religious prints. Collectors have bought up almost all native art

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), cannont read English, but pictures of other lands and maps of the world fascinate him

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), cannont read English, but pictures of other lands and maps of the world fascinate him

Taos County, New Mexico. Father Cassidy, the Catholic priest of the parish of Penasco, visiting Juan Lopez, a parishioner in Trampas

Taos County, New Mexico. Father Cassidy, the Catholic priest of the parish of Penasco, visiting Juan Lopez, a parishioner in Trampas

Trampas, New Mexico. Ceiling under the choir loft of a church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest decorated with symbols

Trampas, New Mexico. Ceiling under the choir loft of a church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest decorated with symbols

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Ditches and hand-hewn flumes carry the mountain water out over the valley for irrigation

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Ditches and hand-hewn flumes carry the mountain water out over the valley for irrigation

Trampas, New Mexico. Church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest. These men are carrying santos from the church to their home three miles away; they will return them tomorrow

Trampas, New Mexico. Church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest. These men are carrying santos from the church to their home three miles away; they will return them tomorrow

Trampas, New Mexico

Trampas, New Mexico

Trampas, New Mexico. The United States Forest service marked this dead tree. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his son cut it down, split it up, and carry it home for fuel

Trampas, New Mexico. The United States Forest service marked this dead tree. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his son cut it down, split it up, and carry it home for fuel

Trampas, New Mexico. Grandfather Romero, a member of the family of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), is ninety-nine years old. He has seen the old world change to the new

Trampas, New Mexico. Grandfather Romero, a member of the family of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), is ninety-nine years old. He has seen the old world change to the new

Trampas, New Mexico. The bell "Gracia" on the left side of the entrance into the church

Trampas, New Mexico. The bell "Gracia" on the left side of the entrance into the church

Trampas, New Mexico. Every room in the home of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), has three or four religious pictures

Trampas, New Mexico. Every room in the home of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), has three or four religious pictures

Trampas, New Mexico. A church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colinal mission in the Southwest. Symbolic coffin placed in readiness for a memorial mass

Trampas, New Mexico. A church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colinal mission in the Southwest. Symbolic coffin placed in readiness for a memorial mass

Trampas, New Mexico. Doorway of general store

Trampas, New Mexico. Doorway of general store

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A deserted adobe in a Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Many generations lived in this house but lack of a cash crop caused the family to move away

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A deserted adobe in a Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Many generations lived in this house but lack of a cash crop caused the family to move away

Trampas, New Mexico. The youngest daughter of Juan Lopez

Trampas, New Mexico. The youngest daughter of Juan Lopez

Trampas, New Mexico. The temperature in Trampas drops way below zero in winter, and all social life takes place around the fire. An evening scene in the home of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor)

Trampas, New Mexico. The temperature in Trampas drops way below zero in winter, and all social life takes place around the fire. An evening scene in the home of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor)

Trampas, New Mexico. Post office in the general store

Trampas, New Mexico. Post office in the general store

Trampas, New Mexico

Trampas, New Mexico

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A store

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A store

Trampas, New Mexico. Each morning Juan Lopez's boy milks the cow which yields about a lard can of milk. It is used on their mush and in coffee, rarely as a drink

Trampas, New Mexico. Each morning Juan Lopez's boy milks the cow which yields about a lard can of milk. It is used on their mush and in coffee, rarely as a drink

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains dating back to 1700 which was once a sheep raising center. Due to overgrazing and loss of range title, its inhabitants now work as migratory labor and at subsistence farming

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains dating back to 1700 which was once a sheep raising center. Due to overgrazing and loss of range title, its inhabitants now work as migratory labor and at subsistence farming

Trampas, New Mexico. Team belonging to Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), waiting for him to load the wagon with firewood

Trampas, New Mexico. Team belonging to Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), waiting for him to load the wagon with firewood

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A store

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A store

Trampas, New Mexico. The youngest in the Lopez family goes to sleep first

Trampas, New Mexico. The youngest in the Lopez family goes to sleep first

Trampas, New Mexico. Mrs. Maclovia Lopez, can read and write English well; she also keeps the family books in the evening and helps the children with their homework

Trampas, New Mexico. Mrs. Maclovia Lopez, can read and write English well; she also keeps the family books in the evening and helps the children with their homework

Trampas, New Mexico. A class in day school finding Trampas on the globe

Trampas, New Mexico. A class in day school finding Trampas on the globe

Trampas, New Mexico. Grade school

Trampas, New Mexico. Grade school

Trampas, New Mexico. Undated painting used as a decoration on the main altar in a church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest. It is painted in oil on a tin panel and measures 8 x 12 inches

Trampas, New Mexico. Undated painting used as a decoration on the main altar in a church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest. It is painted in oil on a tin panel and measures 8 x 12 inches

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his son arriving home with wood which they have gathered in the mountains

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his son arriving home with wood which they have gathered in the mountains

Trampas, New Mexico. Playing marbles in the dooryard of the home of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor)

Trampas, New Mexico. Playing marbles in the dooryard of the home of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor)

Trampas, New Mexico. Grade school

Trampas, New Mexico. Grade school

Trampas, New Mexico. Loose stock followed Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his team into the mountains, apparently for company, and spent the time munching dead oak leaves in the snow

Trampas, New Mexico. Loose stock followed Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), and his team into the mountains, apparently for company, and spent the time munching dead oak leaves in the snow

Trampas, New Mexico. A store

Trampas, New Mexico. A store

Trampas, New Mexico. Spanish-American girl

Trampas, New Mexico. Spanish-American girl

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), sorting beans for the morning meal

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), sorting beans for the morning meal

Trampas, New Mexico. A corral

Trampas, New Mexico. A corral

Trampas, New Mexico. Main altar in a church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest

Trampas, New Mexico. Main altar in a church which was built in 1700 and is the best-preserved colonial mission in the Southwest

Trampas, New Mexico. Nearly every meal at the home of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), starts with tortillas

Trampas, New Mexico. Nearly every meal at the home of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), starts with tortillas

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), harnessing up the teams, ready for a trip to the mountains for wood

Trampas, New Mexico. Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), harnessing up the teams, ready for a trip to the mountains for wood

Penasco, New Mexico. Clinic operated by the Taos County cooperative health association which serves Penasco, Placita, Vadito, Yono, Chamisal and Trampas with complete medical service, including ambulance, Red Cross resident nurse, and two medical clinics and two dental clinics a week

Penasco, New Mexico. Clinic operated by the Taos County cooperative health association which serves Penasco, Placita, Vadito, Yono, Chamisal and Trampas with complete medical service, including ambulance, Red Cross resident nurse, and two medical clinics and two dental clinics a week

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Ditches and hand-hewn flumes carry the mountain water out over the valley for irrigation

Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. A Spanish-American village in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Ditches and hand-hewn flumes carry the mountain water out over the valley for irrigation