|People & Life Ways|
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St. Stephens church in Belmont was decorated with cedar and pine branches for a wedding in 1891. A note on the back of the photograph indicates that the church was moved to Moapa.
Religious ceremonies are
an important part of family and community life. This was sometimes
even more important in the 19th and early 20th centuries. These Basque
children from Elko had a formal portrait taken to mark their confirmation
in the Catholic Church.
1: Nevada State Museum
2: Nevada State Museum
3: Northeast Nevada Museum