Saturday, July 22, 2017

Returning to the Vasquez Family

Arizona Daily Star, 8 Feb 1938.
The addition of more newspapers for the Arizona Daily Star on Newspapers.com has provided an opportunity to go back and see what references I may have missed on branches of my Arizona lines. One such example is above, a death notice for Amelia Heras Vasquez, widow of Adolfo Vasquez.

Adolfo and Amelia's son Raul Vasquez was featured in the Arizona Daily Star in April 1941, in a story on his work as an ornamental metal craftsman. I have included the photo of Raul below.
Arizona Daily Star, 6 April 1941.
Another article from 1953 describes the well-known ironwork of Vasquez and Vasquez. Raul and son Frank Vasquez were responsible for the ironwork in the All Saints Church on South Sixth Avenue and the restoration of the San Xavier Mission.
Arizona Daily Star, 28 Jun 1953.
Raul's son Frank has another connection to the Suastegui side of the tree. In 1939, Frank married Amelia Suastegui, daughter of Francisco Suastegui and Laura Vasquez.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Off to the baile

Arizona Daily Star, 4 Feb 1934.
The images above are from old wood cuts and drawings by J. Ross Browne, about 1860. These first appeared in his book "Adventures in Apache Country", and were reprinted on the front page of the Arizona Daily Star on 4 February 1934.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Yellow Wagon

Arizona Daily Star, 18 February 2016.

New articles from the archives of the Arizona Daily Star have been added to Newspapers.com, so I am looking back through the expanded collection for stories I may have missed on the Campuzano, Vasquez and Suastegui families. February 2016 featured a story about the Vasquez family and a yellow wagon commissioned for Amelia Vasquez in 1954 that was featured in the 1964 & 2016 Tucson Rodeo Parade.
Source: Arizona Daily Star, 18 February 2016. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Pow Wow DC 2017

Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Madsteez. 9 Jun 2017.
With my travels over the past month I failed to post photos from the new murals painted for Pow Wow 2017 in Northeast DC. Here is a recap of my street art walk on 9 June 2017.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Martin Swift.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Ricardo Gonzalez.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Lotus Flower Mural. 9 Jun 2017.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Metro + Lotus Flower Mural.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural for Pow Wow DC 2017.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Pow Wow DC 2017 mural. 9 Jun 2017.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural for Pow Wow DC 2017.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Key Han.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Key Han. 9 Jun 2017.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Julia Chon. 
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Julia Chon. 9 Jun 2017.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural for Pow Wow DC 2017.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural for Pow Wow DC 2017.
My photos of murals from last year's edition of Pow Wow DC are available here.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday Photo - Art at Milano Malpensa Airport

Photo by Patrick Jones. Painting at Milan Malpensa. 1 Jul 2017.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Paintings at Milan Malpensa. 1 Jul 2017.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Painting at Milan Malpensa. 1 Jul 2017.