A San Lazaro altar

Justo A. Martí Photographic Collection, 1948-1985

Altar of Iglesia San Lazaro (Church of Saint Lazarus) demonstrating espiritismo, a combined religious practice. Espiritismo, a religious practice combining European Catholic and Protestant principles, African beliefs and Taino culture, became popular in Puerto Rico beginning in the late 1800s, and was brought to New York by migrants. In the photograph, an altar in Iglesia San Lazaro was dedicated to Saint Lazarus, healer of physical and spiritual pain, adorned with open bowls of water and candles, as well as the figures of saints and an open Bible.


Creator
Justo A. Martí
Document Type
Photograph: b & w photographs
Identifier
JAMa_b87_f05_0001
Related Keywords
Religion, Espiritismo, Catholicism
Citation
Justo A. Martí Photographic Collection, 1948-1985. A San Lazaro altar: JAMa_b87_f05_0001. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 18 Oct 2019.
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