OP 12550-120

(Documentary Artifact): Three b/w photographic prints of candles placed at graves in a cemetery of a Mesa Grande church. According to Davis, this event is part of La Noche De Las Velas, or The Night of the Candles on November 2 (All Souls Day). According to the original negative envelope, the film was exposed for 20-25 minutes, during which time the candles (about 1,500) were relit after being blown out by the wind. This created the streaks of light captured in the photograph.

Notes on verso of print:
Image 1: ALSO #OP 12550-120/ OP#12572-368 (120)/ 15495/ MN# 86:15752-120/ (DUPLICATE)/ 45/ 1908/ IN REF BOOK
Image 2: [Same as Image 1]
Image 3: [Same as Image 1]/ EHD/ 1908 OCT&NOV