National Geographic : 1946 Oct
Land of the Painted Oxcarts mal Geographic Society 1Kotlachlrome by Luis larilel Crowds at Cartago Besiege the Spring of the Virgin of the Angels for Holy Water On August 2, citizens carry an 8-inch-high figure of the Virgin, patroness of Costa Rica, in procession from the Basilica to the parochial church. The first Saturday in September they return it. It is affectionately called "La Negrita" (Plate X). Miraculous curative powers are claimed for the spring, which rises behind the Basilica.