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Communities Abroad
The Border

Turning Points

The following images are of retablos commissioned by individual Mexican migrants to express gratitude for divine intervention that created the miracle of surviving a particular conflict with American authorities at the border.
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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).