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A Lenten procession in Manila, 1910s

5 March 2012

As we enter the season of Lent, it is only fitting that March’s masthead embraces the Filipinos’ piety and loyalty to their faith. This month’s header was taken from University of Wisconsin’s digital image collection.  The photo, taken some time between 1907 and 1916, is an image of a crowd watching the Easter procession in front of the Manila Cathedral. The original image captured a good cross-section of the Philippine society — an “insular possession” of the United States. You can see men in crisp suits and buntal hats, women in butterfly-sleeved saya and belo, American and Filipino soldiers in khakis and ranger hats and the faithful laymen bearing the karosa.

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  1. 6 March 2012 15:10

    Reblogged this on Doublejay.

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