Justo A. Martí Photographic Collection, 1948-1985
Group in traditional dress celebrating Mexican Posada, New York, NY. Posadas (a reference to inns or shelters) recreated the Biblical journey of Mary and Joseph's search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. Participants moved from house to house in a neighborhood, asking for shelter until they were invited in, where there was a celebration before the procession continued to another house. Posada processions were generally held for nine nights leading up to Christmas.
CreatorJusto A. Martí
Photograph: b & w photographs
Related PlacesNew York City
Justo A. Martí Photographic Collection, 1948-1985. "Mexican Posada": JAMa_b15_f01_0002. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 19 Sep 2020.
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Library & Archive
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Library and Archives