1930 Portuguese Fiesta Queen Margaret Gill

Image

Festa Queen Maggie, Laura Loise.jpg

Title

1930 Portuguese Fiesta Queen Margaret Gill

Description

The following description was submitted by an outside party. The views expressed are the individual’s own and are not representative of the Museum of Ventura County.

The Portuguese Holy Ghost Fiesta (Festa) is a tradition which mingles Catholic beliefs and 14th century legends of Queen Isabella’s benevolence. The 1930 Festa included a procession to the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Oxnard, a mass, crowning of a queen, a public dance and a public BBQ. Pictured here is the Oxnard Crown Club’s 1930 Queen, Margaret Gill of Somis, flanked by her attendants, sisters Laura and Louise Gill. circa June 1930

Date

1930

Format

.jpg

Subject

Portuguese

Coverage

Oxnard (Calif.)
Ventura County (Calif.)

Rights

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Audience

Other

Collection

Citation

mimz_pt99, “1930 Portuguese Fiesta Queen Margaret Gill,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed October 17, 2021, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/3812.