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Su Casa Restaurant, September 1996 (JSG)
Su Casa Restaurant, September 1996 (JSG)

Su Casa Restaurant on South Fourth Avenue. This restaurant, located on South Tucson's "Mexican Restaurant Row," has renewed its advertising mural at least once in my experience, keeping with the same image of a woman grinding corn with the traditional mano and metate.

Detail from the front wall of Sue's Fish and Chips by Paul Lira, September 1996 (JSG)
Detail from the front wall of Sue's Fish and Chips by Paul Lira, September 1996 (JSG)

This painting by Paul Lira seems to exemplify the Baroque playfulness with meanings that is such a part of contemporary Tucsonense culture.

Air vent covers, Rodriguez Sea Food Market on South 12th Avenue (JSG)
Air vent covers, Rodriguez Sea Food Market on South 12th Avenue (JSG)

Even air vent covers can have their aesthetic impact and send their messages.

Altar in Dulces Jalisco candy store, June 1995 (JSG)
Altar in Dulces Jalisco candy store, June 1995 (JSG)

Many businesses which are run by Catholics have more or less prominent altars. This one, in the Dulces Jalisco candy factory on South 10th Avenue is especially elaborate.

Shrine to Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos in El Dorado Restaurant, February 1986, (JSG)
Shrine to Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos in El Dorado Restaurant, February 1986, (JSG)

This shrine, which was removed when the restaurant changed owners in the mid-eighties, used to sit atop the cigarrette machine. Note the decorative use of pennies.

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