Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday Is for Mothers: Maria De Guadalupe Lujan (1809 - 1884)

Following up on last week's post about a friend's fourth great grandmother, here's another, later portrait of Guadalupe with one of her daughters-in-law, Maria Pia de la Luz Herrera (1844-1914).*

[Luz Herrera de Quintana [right] and Maria de Guadalupe Lujan de Quintana]

A note on the photographer: Richard “R.J.” Arnold was born in England in 1856 and died in Monterey, California, in 1929. Over the years he had photo studios in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Alameda before moving to Monterey in 1901. In 2015 some of his photographs were in several exhibitions which you can read about here and here.**

*Luz was the wife of my friend's fourth great uncle Pedro de Jesus Maria Quintana (1833-1921).
**The painted background in this double portrait can be seen in several of the photographs in the exhibitions.

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