Wednesday, December 23, 2009

FELIZ NAVIDAD! A Christmas Card, #1



Dear Friends and Fans of Cinco Puntos Press,
Oh, Christmas keeps happening in El Paso. Yesterday we received this wonderful photograph from our friend Ray Caballero (past mayor of El Paso, currently enjoying life as a photographer and historian in Portland with his wife Mary). The photograph is our building at 701 Texas Avenue, must be sometime in the 1920s. Cool, huh? Holmes Dry Cleaning in its first life. Even did some:

GENTS--CLEANING
PRESSING, REPAIRING

Whatever that means. The street is dirt, the warehouse next door (now a lawyer's office) is not there. Ray found it in the incredibly rich archives of the downtown El Paso Library . Below is a photograph I took this morning. It's raining outside, wintry and cold. The solstice is cracking open the dark days, the New Year is at hand. We wish you all a Merry Christmas!



Bobby and Lee Merrill Byrd
Co-Publishers

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