Photo Archive of San Ignacio

El Codo sent me this link to the photo archive of San Ignacio. The creator of the archive, James Beard Ames, explains the project: “Whenever I visit someone I ask if they have old photos tucked away. A few are from books, magazines and museum collections and these sources are noted. The archive was begun in 2003, as an exhibit of 100 photos for the Fiestas Tradicionales de San Ignacio, by Javier Romero Fuerte and Gerardo Arce Castillo. Each day of the fiesta in the last week of July these old photos stand exhibited in the plaza of San Ignacio. The weather is hot and there is not much to do until the procession of the saint in the late afternoon, so the photos get a lot of attention. The people of San Ignacio move slowly along, seeking familiar faces, and telling me the names and the history of their ancestors.”

What a cool idea! Now I want to start one for Rebalsito…

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  1. Margie Simpson says:

    The gatherer of photos is Jane (Juanita) Beard Ames, owner and operator of Casa Leree guest house in San Ignacio. We had the pleasure of staying with her during the festival in 2012. The photos are set up every morning and taken down late every afternoon to make room for the nighttime festivities including live music and dancing until 4 or 5 AM.

  2. churpa says:

    Neat! Thanks for the details!