Laurie Zuckerman visited the La Veta Historical Museum in Southern Colorado to study the penitente items on display donated from the old secreted moradas in that region. The large Mother of Sorrows image itself is a popular chromolithograph from the early 20th century, and one of my most favorites, but the myriad holy cards and Victorian calling cards used as a decorative border is the first example of this framing technique that I have seen. Gives me ideas! Below, this crude painting of Jesus' crown of thorns decorates a large penitente cross used in religious processions, leaning against the wall alongside another decorate cross (shown in the bottom picture.) The collection was fascinating, despite being housed in a small and dimly-lit worn room. Showcases held a straw-appliqued wooden cross, a cross made of branches and barbwire, santos, and woven flogging implements.