Thursday, April 30, 2015

Painted Bricks: Evangelo's, Santa Fe New Mexico

Painted Bricks: Evangelo's, Santa Fe New Mexico:

This will be an unusual entry for this site, as its a type of private memorial, basically, in an unusual setting.

This is the tavern sign for Evangelo's in Santa Fe, New Mexico, featuring the famous Life Magazine cover photograph of Angelo Klonis, the founder of the tavern. The late Mr. Klonis was a soldier during World War Two when this photograph of him was taking by Life photographer Eugene Smith.  Konis, a Greek immigrant, opened this bar in his adopted home town in the late 1960s, at which time his identify as the soldier photographed by Smith was not widely known.

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