Esperanza Lopez Mateos in New York 1947 -1948

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Esperanza Lopez Mateos was in New York for a month Jan 26 - Feb 26, 1947 and again the next winter when she left for Europe from New York then returned there. All but the last two of these pictures are the first trip.


Esperanza Lopez Mateos on the Manhattan Bridge Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos on the Manhattan Bridge 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos in apartment with roses on table Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos at Henry Schnautz apartment Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos in apartment Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos at Henry Schnautz apartment Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos on top of apartment building in New York Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos on top of apartment building Jan 1947
detail of Esperanza Lopez Mateos on top of apartment building in New York Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos on top of apartment building Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos in apartment biuilding in New York Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos at Henry Schnautz apartment Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos on the Manhattan Bridge Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos on the Manhattan Bridge Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos and Henry Schnautz in apartment biuilding in New York Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos and Henry Schnautz at his apartment buiding New York Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos and Henry Schnautz brother on top of apartment biuilding in New York Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos and Henry's brother Walter on top of his apartment buiding New York Jan 1947
Esperanza Lopez Mateos and Henry Schnautz on top of apartment biuilding in New York Jan 1947
Esperanza and Henry on top of his apartment building New York Jan 1947
Poem by Esperanza on possible museum souvenir Jan 1947
I don't know what this is, possibly a museum souvenir, showing a Mayan prince. Esperanza wrote a poem on it. All I have is a negative.
Poem detail by Esperanza on possible museum souvenir Jan 1947
Boca dulce, risueña,
si de un dulce reis
fuisteis la dueña.
Por qué no alentais más
y estais perdida?
Por qué os dejó la vida?
Boca dulce, risueńa...
Esperanza at train track siding looking sad Jan 1947
Esperanza possibly on the long road home from New York Feb 1947.
Esperanza with Henry's sister Caroline and her children at her house in Maryland Jan 1948
Esperanza with Henry's sister Caroline and her children at her house in Maryland Jan 1948. I am pretty sure this is from the second visit because of Esperanza's clothing.
Esperanza with fancy clothes between great stone columns Jan 1948
On her second trip, Esperanza went to New York in Nov 1947, then flew to Europe, returned to New York on Jan 14, 1948. The premiere of Treasure of the Sierra Madre was in New York on Jan 24, 1948, and I suspect this was the outfit Esperanza wore to the premiere.

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