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"I dedicate the present retablo to the Holiest Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos for having saved me from a Texan who tried to carry me off. I hid under a tree by the side of the road with my little borther."
Retablo of Concepción Zapata. 1948.  Oil on metal.
14 x 19.5 cm.

Source: Jorge Durand and Douglas S. Massay, Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States.  (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1995.  xvi, 216 pp.  Cloth, $52.00, ISBN 0816514712.  Paper, $25.95, ISBN 0816514976), 139.