Memorial to Ing. Manuel J. Zevada, Carved Mahogany Case
Priced in Mexican Pesos In Spanish the plaque on the front of the nicho states: "For the patriot and true revoluntionary Sr. Colonel & Engineer Manuel J. Zevada as a testimony of my sincere affection. Military Engineer Raul Rubio R., Puebla, Pue. Sept. 1945". Manuel Zevada was Mexico's Secretary of Commerce when President Lazaro Cardenas nationalized the oil fields in Mexico (1938). In 1941 it was Zevada's task to determine which company got how much for their oil fields and plants . (He had been elevated to a higher office in Mexico by the new Pres. Alvaro Camacho). The story goes that John D. Rockefeller (Standard Oil) got the largest payout even though they owned one of the smallest amounts of Mexican Oil. Go Figure!! .. This nicho is dedicated to him and is from his estate. This measures 8.5" deep, 20" wide by 36" tall. The Mexican flag inside the 'nicho' or case, is hand painted on silk satin. The artist who made the Nicho was A. Nava P.
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