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bellavidaletty:

Vintage photograph of Puerto Rico

1933 La Fortaleza, Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, San Juan Municipio, PR

bellavidaletty:

Coat of arms of Puerto Rico
The major symbolism of the coat of arms relates to the dominance of Spain, the strong Roman Catholic influence in the region, and the integrity of Puerto Rico as a colony of Spain. There have been different variations of the coat of arms changing throughout Puerto Rico’s history. The current version was officially re-adopted by the Commonwealth government of Puerto Rico in 3 June 1976.
On the shield: The green background represents the island’s vegetation. The Lamb of God and cross flag on the shield are symbols traditionally associated with St. John the Baptist, patron of the island.
The book with the seven seals on which the lamb sits represents symbolism from the Book of Revelation, generally attributed to St. John the Apostle.
The border is made up of 16 different elements: castles and lions to represent the Kingdom of Castile and the Kingdom of León, a flag with the arms of the Crown of Castile and León, and The Cross of Jerusalem to stand for the Kingdom of Jerusalem, whose succession rights passed to the Kingdom of Sicily, and henceforth to the Spanish Crown.
The gold-crowned F and the arrows (Spanish: flechas) represent Ferdinand II of Aragon, while the Y and the yoke represent Ysabel, i.e., Isabella I of Castile who were the Catholic monarchs when Puerto Rico was discovered.
The Latin motto, “JOANNES EST NOMEN EJUS” (a quotation from the Vulgate of Luke 1:63), means “John is his name”, referring to St. John the Baptist or San Juan Bautista, the original name of the island.

bellavidaletty:

Coat of arms of Puerto Rico

The major symbolism of the coat of arms relates to the dominance of Spain, the strong Roman Catholic influence in the region, and the integrity of Puerto Rico as a colony of Spain. There have been different variations of the coat of arms changing throughout Puerto Rico’s history. The current version was officially re-adopted by the Commonwealth government of Puerto Rico in 3 June 1976.

On the shield: The green background represents the island’s vegetation. The Lamb of God and cross flag on the shield are symbols traditionally associated with St. John the Baptist, patron of the island.

The book with the seven seals on which the lamb sits represents symbolism from the Book of Revelation, generally attributed to St. John the Apostle.

The border is made up of 16 different elements: castles and lions to represent the Kingdom of Castile and the Kingdom of León, a flag with the arms of the Crown of Castile and León, and The Cross of Jerusalem to stand for the Kingdom of Jerusalem, whose succession rights passed to the Kingdom of Sicily, and henceforth to the Spanish Crown.

The gold-crowned F and the arrows (Spanish: flechas) represent Ferdinand II of Aragon, while the Y and the yoke represent Ysabel, i.e., Isabella I of Castile who were the Catholic monarchs when Puerto Rico was discovered.

The Latin motto, “JOANNES EST NOMEN EJUS” (a quotation from the Vulgate of Luke 1:63), means “John is his name”, referring to St. John the Baptist or San Juan Bautista, the original name of the island.

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

Ramón Emeterio Betances, who died on September 16, 1898, was a Puerto Rican nationalist and the primary instigator of the Grito de Lares revolution. He is considered one of the fathers of the Puerto Rican independence movement. 

(via fylatinamericanhistory)

bellavidaletty:

Book Presentation “Por Senderos de la Descolonización, Autorretratos”
Presenter: Dr. Iris Zavala Martínez
Author, Manuel Rodríguez Orellana, offers his vision of why he chose the pathways seeking Puerto Rico’s decolonization and independence.

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

Today In Latin American History

Baseball legend Roberto Clemente was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico on August 18, 1934.

intriguingduality:

Orgullo Boricua

auntada:

Federal housing project on the outskirts of the town of Yauco, Puerto Rico. About an acre of land for gardens is provided with each house

January 1942

Jack Delano, photographer

Library of Congress, FSA/OWI Collection

nmlrcc:

Lares, Puerto Rico 1942