Pancake race, Alamosa, Colo

Material Information

Pancake race, Alamosa, Colo
Series Title:
Latinos/Hispanics in Colorado Collection ;
Zamora, Josephine ( owner )
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : ; 14 x 22 cm. (5 1/12 x 8 1/2 in.)


Subjects / Keywords:
Blackface entertainers -- Pictorial works -- Colorado -- Alamosa ( lcsh )
Blackface entertainers ( lctgm )
Mexican Americans -- Pictorial works -- Colorado -- Alamosa ( lcsh )
Mexican Americans -- 1950-1960
Hispanic Americans -- Pictorial works -- Colorado -- Alamosa ( lcsh )
Hispanic Americans -- 1950-1960
Women -- Pictorial works -- Colorado -- Alamosa ( lcsh )
Women ( lctgm )
Pictorial works -- Alamosa (Colo.) ( lcsh )
Alamosa (Colo.) -- 1950-1960
Black-and-white photographs. ( aat )
Photographic prints. ( gmgpc )
Group portraits. ( gmgpc )
Imaged. ( local )
picture ( marcgt )
Black-and-white photographs ( aat )
Photographic prints ( gmgpc )
Group portraits ( gmgpc )
Imaged ( local )


Women participants in the annual Alamosa Colorado pancake race pose with frying pans and numbers pinned to their aprons in Alamosa (Alamosa County), Colorado. A woman dressed as Aunt Jemima, in black face, a checkered dress, headscarf and an apron, poses with them. Women and men in street clothes are in the portrait. Mexican American Elizabeth Zamora, the oldest participant, wears a tag with the number four (4) on her blouse.
Additional Physical Form:
Image File:
Digitization sponsored by the Library Services and Technology Act and the Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library.
General Note:
Content derived from inventory prepared by Dana EchoHawk.
General Note:
From inventory: "Alamosa Colorado pancake races during the 1950's were for women only. The race took place annually in January or February. Racers would run several blocks down Main Street to the front of the Valley Courier where the winners were presented prizes. The women were required to wear an apron and a scarf. They ran holding a skillet with a pancake and had to flip it to the end without dropping it at any time. A woman dressed like Aunt Jemima was always there during the picture taking ceremony. Mexican American Elizabeth Zamora, #4 and third from right, was 57 years old and the oldest participant. "
General Note:
Scanned image from loaned collection.
General Note:
Photographic copy of a contact sheet.
General Note:
Title supplied.

Record Information

Source Institution:
Auraria Library
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
646198665 ( OCLC )