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Vintage Sanctuario Photograph ~ Classic Northern New Mexico Adobe Church

May 13, 2010

Chimayo, 1950's Village Church Sanctuario

Church at Sanctuario, 1950’s
Chimayo, New Mexico
Scanned Vintage Postcard
Karen Rivera

This vintage postcard of Sanctuario left me stunned. I’ve shot hundreds of photographs of the church but I never saw it as a real small Northern New Mexican town chuch like those scattered all over the state until I found this photograph. Sanctuario had hit the big time, tourist-wise, by the time I got my first camera.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2010 1:50 am

    I was impressed with La Bajada postcard, now you come up with this vintage postcard. I am also stunned. It is a real look of the church before the tourist took over, Thanks for sharing it.

  2. May 16, 2010 7:48 pm

    Really good vintage there. I like the look of the church, too. The dog caught me off guard, but it is appropriate. I would venture to say that a fire had been built many times around that rock pile in the foreground.

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