Magdalena Arguelles Photo Scan 3

Photo of Arguelles' parents' wedding, 1958.
Arguelles acquired it in 2011 after her dad died. The photo was taken on Nasidman Island, Iloilo at Arguelles’ parent’s wedding. The wedding took place in Aglipay Church, which was an Indigenous religion mixed with Catholicism. Text on the photo says: “Buot Studio Iloilo City”. Pictured: Pastor, Jose Arguelles (dad “Tay”), Magdalena (mom “Nay”), Pedro B Molina (maternal grandfather, mayor of Ajuy). Arguelles’ mom was an oldest child. She was the first nurse in her family and sent all her siblings to school. Arguelles’ dad was a second child and also sent all his siblings to school. Arguelles said her parents coming together is symbolic of the future of the Philippines at that time. Her parent’s generation is still very involved in the Philippines. Hundreds of people like them helped others, though they themselves came from nothing. 

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Title Magdalena Arguelles Photo Scan 3
Description Photo of Arguelles' parents' wedding, 1958. Arguelles acquired it in 2011 after her dad died. The photo was taken on Nasidman Island, Iloilo at Arguelles’ parent’s wedding. The wedding took place in Aglipay Church, which was an Indigenous religion mixed with Catholicism. Text on the photo says: “Buot Studio Iloilo City”. Pictured: Pastor, Jose Arguelles (dad “Tay”), Magdalena (mom “Nay”), Pedro B Molina (maternal grandfather, mayor of Ajuy). Arguelles’ mom was an oldest child. She was the first nurse in her family and sent all her siblings to school. Arguelles’ dad was a second child and also sent all his siblings to school. Arguelles said her parents coming together is symbolic of the future of the Philippines at that time. Her parent’s generation is still very involved in the Philippines. Hundreds of people like them helped others, though they themselves came from nothing. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this story do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Subjects
  • Homeland Memories Philippines WEB
  • Homeland Memories Philippines
  • Philippines Heritage
  • Philippines Collection
Summary SP-6570 - Magdalena Arguelles Photo Scan 3, [2025x1412], (image/jpeg), [Supp]
Creator(s)
  • John McKenna — Scanner
Contributor(s)
  • Magdaléna Arguelles — Participant

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