“Facebook 1940” New Mexico Latinas

Two young Latinas pose for their portraits in July 1940 in Chamisal, New Mexico.  New Mexico was home to the Pueblo nations for thousands of years, and many citizens still speak their Uto-Aztec languages. The Spanish were the first European settlers in New Mexico, and began surveying and mapping the state in 1539.  New Mexico was next part of the nation of Mexico, and joined the Union as a state in The photos were taken as part of an extensive pictorial record of American life between 1935 and 1944 by the Office of War Information Photograph Collection, For more photos, please visit our country’s original book of faces at the Library of Congress, www.LOC.gov.

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