A window into a partially lit room and a crumbling balcony made for an interesting photograph on our day trip to Bisbee on Monday. The flag visible in the lower right-hand corner piqued my interest. I thought it might be the Italian flag, but I wasn’t sure, so went on a Google hunt to see what I could find.
And here is what I did find:
We have all read about “The Wild West”, and expect this sort of thing back in the 1800’s, but this was in the supposedly more civilized year of 1917.
And now, of course, I wonder if that flag was put there during that time as a meaningful object, or was it put there at a subsequent time by some relative of one of the “deportees”, or perhaps by an historian who read about this travesty, and added this little touch to the already colorful history of this town.
But the more likely scenario is that the flag is that of Mexico; the Mexican coat of arms in the center of the flag is just not that distinct.
In any case, it was the light that was seeping in around the shade that I found so compelling.