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  • Mexico Fotografico

    Published by Mexico Fotografico, Mexico City, Mexico?

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Fine. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1950. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title and imprint of "MF" (Mexico Fotografico) printed at the bottom of the image. A green, 15-cts stamp of Benito Juarez (circa 1950) is tipped in on the back. "Mexico Fotografico; MF; G. A. Madero" and "Tarjeta Postal" printed on back. "G. A. Madero" may refer to Gustavo A. Madero, a municipality in Mexico City. Postcard is unused. Postcard is very clean and intact overall except for slight corner and edge wear, slight surface wear, and minimal age toning. A Fine copy. This postcard shows Estadio de Toros and Plaza de Toros in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Estadio de Toros was a bullfighting ring that saw its heyday during the 1950s and 1960s. Plaza de Toros was built in 1952 by Don Pedro Gonzalez. After border crossings became more difficult (many of the spectators came from the United States) and bullfighting became less popular, the stadium fell into decline during the 1970s. There are currently plans to revitalize the stadium and plaza as a venue for concerts, rodeos, and the like.

    Seller Inventory # 022937

  • Yanez, Mauricio

    Published by Mauricio Yanez, Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Good. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1934. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title and imprint of "Yanez Fot." printed at the bottom of the image. A red, 4-cent stamp with the years "1910" and "1934" and an illustration of a building is tipped in on the back. Stamp is torn in the lower-right corner. Postcard is used. Postcard is clean and intact overall but has slight age wear on the image and about six pinholes that affect the image. A Good copy. This postcard shows the Botanical Garden in Chapultepec, one of the largest city parks in the entire Western Hemisphere that resides in Mexico City. A man is shown standing next to numerous cactuses beyond which are more plants and trees. There is handwriting in English on the back in red pencil. Delaphine (?) writes to Miss Evelyn Bannister in Fargo, North Dakota, "Christmas greetings from Mexico City. It is a beautifully sunny, warm day--just like summer. And yet it is Christmas day. We are seeing beautiful scenery and interesting evidences of early Indian culture." Mauricio Yanez (1882-1939) was a Mexican photographer who was born in Yahualica, Jalisco. He built his own camera and began taking photographs early in his life. He worked with fellow photographer Ignacio Gomez Gallardo in Guadalajara and later worked with David Alberto Cossio in Monterrey to co-found the literary magazine, Azteca. Yanez began selling photographic postcards in December 1928 in which he depicted local scenes in Mexico. Yanez printed about five million photo postcards in his career.

    Seller Inventory # 022938

  • Osuna

    Published by Osuna, Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Near Fine (Near Fi. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1941. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title and imprint of "Osuna" printed at the bottom of the image. The style of "EKC" (Eastman Kodak Company) stamp box with "Sello" within the box on the back is known to have been used in 1941. "Tarjeta Postal" printed on back. Postcard is unused. Postcard is very clean and intact overall except for slight corner and edge wear. A Near Fine copy. This postcard shows Aceducto de Los Remedios ("Aqueduct of Los Remedios") in Toluca, Mexico. This aqueduct was built during the latter half of the seventeenth century in the former town of Los Remedios. Osuna was a photographer who had a prolific career during the first half of the twentieth century.

    Seller Inventory # 022934

  • Yanez, Mauricio

    Published by Mauricio Yanez, Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Fine. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1941. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title and imprint of "Yanez Fot." printed at the bottom of the image. The style of "EKC" (Eastman Kodak Company) stamp box with "Sello" within the box is known to have been used in 1941. "Tarjeta Postal" printed on back. Postcard is unused. Postcard is very clean and intact overall except for slight corner and edge wear and slight surface wear. A Fine copy. This postcard shows the dining room of La Gruta restaurant in Teotihuacan, Mexico. Tables and chairs are neatly placed in the grotto. La Gruta was founded in 1906 and is located in an underground cave just 650 feet away from one of the pyramids at the Teotihuacan Archaeological Site. Mauricio Yanez (1882-1939) was a Mexican photographer who was born in Yahualica, Jalisco. He built his own camera and began taking photographs early in his life. He worked with fellow photographer Ignacio Gomez Gallardo in Guadalajara and later worked with David Alberto Cossio in Monterrey to co-found the literary magazine, Azteca. Yanez began selling photographic postcards in December 1928 in which he depicted local scenes in Mexico. Yanez printed about five million photo postcards in his career.

    Seller Inventory # 022936

  • Published by Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Near Fine (Near Fi. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1941. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. The style of "EKC" (Eastman Kodak Company) stamp box with "Sello" within the box is known to have been used in 1941. "Tarjeta Postal" printed on back. Postcard is unused. Postcard is very clean and intact except for slight corner and edge wear. A Near Fine copy. This postcard shows a view looking down at Hotel Victoria in Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico. Hotel Victoria was founded in the 1930s. The hotel saw many famous guests such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, John Wayne, Leon Trotsky, and Jose Clemente Orozco. It was also shown in the only Hollywood film to feature the famous actor and comedian, Cantinflas (Mario Moreno). Hotel Victoria is still open to this day.

    Seller Inventory # 022939

  • Published by Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Near Fine (Near Fi. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1941. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. The style of "EKC" (Eastman Kodak Company) stamp box with "Sello" within the box is known to have been used in 1941. "Tarjeta Postal" printed on back. Postcard is unused. Postcard is very clean and intact overall except for slight corner and edge wear. A Near Fine copy. This postcard shows an dining room in Hotel Geneve, Mexico City. The dining room is ready to welcome guests with neatly placed tables and chairs furnished with table settings. Artwork is placed on the back wall, a tradition that is continued to this day as Hotel Geneve is known for its elaborate furnishings, fine art, and antiques. Hotel Geneve opened in 1907 and is currently stands at its original location in the Zona Rosa neighborhood of Mexico City.

    Seller Inventory # 022935

  • Published by Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Near Fine (Near Fi. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1950s. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. Photographer's imprint also at the bottom of the image. The style of "Papel Kodak" ("Kodak Paper") stamp box with "Sello" within the box was used circa 1950s. "Tarjeta Postal" printed on back. Postcard is unused but has a pencil inscription on back that reads, "I'm where we stayed in Patzcuaro." Postcard is very clean and intact except for slight corner and edge wear and possible age wear to the image. A Near Fine copy. This postcard shows a view of Hotel Posada de Don Vasco in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico. The hotel features colonial architecture, courtyards and gardens, and views overlooking Lake Patzcuaro. The building is still a hotel but is now a Best Western.

    Seller Inventory # 022943

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Near Fine (Near Fi. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1941. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. The style of "EKC" (Eastman Kodak Company) stamp box with "Sello" within the box is known to have been used in 1941. "Tarjeta Postal" printed on back. Postcard is unused. Postcard is very clean and intact except for slight corner and edge wear. A Near Fine copy. This postcard shows fishermen in boats on Lake Patzcuaro in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico. The fisherman in the foreground uses the region's iconic "butterfly" fishing net. In the background is the lake's main island, Isla de Janitzio. Janitzio's famous statue of Jose Maria Morelos is visible at the top. The Lake Patzcuaro basin encompasses a vast and diverse ecosystem that includes a number of different animal species. The basin's numerous wetlands support local and migrating species. Unfortunately, since the latter part of the twentieth century, the Patzcuaro basin has been beset by several issues including poverty of its residents and pollution of the watershed.

    Seller Inventory # 022940

  • Posta Mex; Agfa

    Published by Posta Mex; Agfa

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1920s. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. Imprint of "Posta Mex" also at the bottom of the image and imprint of "Agfa" printed on back. Brief handwriting in blue ink on back reads, in part, "For my Mama." Postcard is very clean and intact overall except for slight corner and edge wear and a few small spots on the image in the top corners and on the left side. A Very Good copy. This postcard shows Catedral Metropolitana de la Ciudad de Mexico ("Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral") in Mexico City's Zocalo (central plaza). The cathedral was constructed between 1573 and 1813 and features Baroque, Gothic, Neoclassical, and Neo-Renaissance architecture. It was built directly over Templo Mayor, the main temple of the Mexica (Aztecs) in Tenochtitlan. The Zocalo's former gardens are also depicted on the postcard. The gardens were planted circa 1914 and replaced ash trees that were planted in the nineteenth century with palm trees. Unfortunately, the plaza had severely deteriorated by the 1970s and the gardens are no longer there. Beginning in the late 1990s, plans were implemented to repair and renovate the Zocalo. "D.F." on the postcard refers to "Distrito Federal," Mexico City's former designation as a Federal District. In 2016, its name officially changed to Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX). Agfa was the abbreviated name of Aktien-Gesellschaft fur Anilin-Fabrikation, a German photochemical company that was founded in 1867 in Berlin. Agfa merged with the American company, Ansco, to become Agfa-Ansco in 1928. Both companies produced photographic postcard stock to be used for photo post cards. Ansco manufactured photography paper and equipment until the 1980s.

    Seller Inventory # 022944

  • Published by Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Fine. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1941. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. The style of "EKC" (Eastman Kodak Company) stamp box with "Sello" within the box is known to have been used in 1941. "Tarjeta Postal" printed on back. Postcard is unused. Postcard is virtually pristine and intact. A Fine copy. This postcard shows a view of Pocito Chapel in the Guadalupe neighborhood (formerly its own town) of Mexico City. Its name comes the miraculous well located within its interior. The chapel was built from 1777-1791 and designed by architect Francisco Antonio Guerrero y Torres (1727-1792). The chapel is done in the Baroque style.

    Seller Inventory # 022941

  • Published by Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Fine. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1950s. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. The style of "Papel Kodak" ("Kodak Paper") stamp box with "Sello" within the box was used circa 1950s. "Tarjeta Postal" printed on back. Postcard is unused. Postcard is virtually pristine and intact. A Fine copy. This postcard shows a view of a building, the Palace or the Grand Hall of Columns, that is part of the Mitla archaeological site in Oaxaca, Mexico. Relief carvings are visible within the friezes of the building's facade. Mitla was once an inhabited city that was settled by the Zapotecs around 900 BCE. The Mixtec people later migrated to Mitla. The ruins of Mitla are known for their intricate friezes, fretwork, and mosaics that are so meticulously precise that no mortar is needed to keep the stonework in place. Each pattern is unique within the site and is used only once, appearing on no other buildings or structures.

    Seller Inventory # 022945

  • Published by Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Fine. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1941. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. The style of "EKC" (Eastman Kodak Company) stamp box with "Sello" within the box is known to have been used in 1941. "Tarjeta Postal" printed on back. Postcard is unused. Postcard is very clean and intact except for slight corner and edge wear. A Fine copy. This postcard shows a view of one of the domes of Convento del Carmen in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. The convent was built from 1593-1619 by the Carmelites and features the Herrerian and Baroque styles. In 1977, the convent was changed into Casa de la Culture (House of Culture) which is a venue for art exhibitions, artist workshops, theater productions, music festivals, and other cultural events.

    Seller Inventory # 022942

  • Published by Spain?, 1960

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Fine. Original black-and-white photo postcard. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. A blue, three-peseta (3pts) stamp showing a portrait of Francisco Franco with "Espana Correos" is tipped in on the back. Postcard is used. Postcard is virtually pristine and intact overall except for slight corner, edge, and surface wear. A Fine copy. This postcard shows a busy, tree-lined main street, La Rambla, in Barcelona, Spain. There is handwriting on the back in blue ink. Bob and Laura write to Mr. and Mrs. Hollein (?) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada about their cruise around Europe. The correspondence reads in part, "We are just in Barcelona on our way to England. The cruise was wonderful. . The weather has been warm but a breeze most of the time. There were porpoises & flying fish one day but no whales." They finish with having to stop in Naples for repairs but write that they had lots of fun while on the cruise.

    Seller Inventory # 022955

  • Mexico Fotografico

    Published by Mexico Fotografico, Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Text is in Spanish and English. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1941. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. Imprint of "MF" (Mexico Fotografico) printed at the bottom of the image. "Post Card" is printed in five different languages on back. Postcard is unused but has two brief inscriptions in blue pen on back: "Crossed here Oct. 7 1941, [three initials: ABB (?)]" and "168A." Postcard is very clean and intact overall except for slight corner wear and a few cracks to the surface of the image. A Very Good copy. This postcard shows Puente Internacional Libertad, a bridge and border crossing between Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and the United States.

    Seller Inventory # 022950

  • Toro Foto

    Published by Toro Foto

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Good. Original black-and-white photo postcard. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title and imprint of "Toro Photo" are printed to the right of the image in a side margin. Postcard is unused. Postcard is clean and intact overall but has some wrinkling at the center. A Good copy. This postcard shows Colegio San Jose in San German, Puerto Rico. A few people are shown in the foreground. Other buildings are nearby. Colegio San Jose was founded in 1930 by the Sisters of St. Joseph as a private, all-girls, Roman Catholic college preparatory school. It was located at the top of the highest hill in San German, Loma de Santa Clara. The school offered a variety of courses including the core subjects. It later became co-educational. The school closed in 2017.

    Seller Inventory # 022956

  • Published by Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1950s. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. Tarjeta Postal" printed on back. A beige, 25-cts stamp showing an illustration of two Michoacan folk art masks with "Michoacan Arte Popular" is tipped in on the back. Postmark on stamp. Postcard is used. Postcard is clean and intact overall except for a small bump at the lower-left corner. A Very Good copy. This postcard shows three trajineras (traditional Mexican boats with a flat base) on the water. One of the boats is docked, another is uncovered and has two standing boatmen but no passengers, and the third is covered and has a standing boatman with passengers. There is English handwriting on the back in black pen. Xavier (?) writes to Bert. Alamon (?) in San Francisco, California, "Dear Bert, Having fun in Mexico. A great place for a vacation.".

    Seller Inventory # 022952

  • Wessel

    Published by Wessel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Near Fine (Near Fi. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1940s. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. "Wessel" printed on back. Postcard is unused. Postcard is very clean and intact overall except for slight corner, edge, and surface wear. A Near Fine copy. This postcard shows an active soccer or football match being played at Estadio Municipal (Municial Stadium) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Wessel was a photographer and publisher of real photo postcards who worked at least during the 1940s in Rio de Janeiro.

    Seller Inventory # 022953

  • Estudio Robles

    Published by Estudio Robles, Guatemala

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Near Fine (Near Fi. Text is in English; handwriting in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1947. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title handwritten in blue ink below the image. Lightly embossed imprint of "Estudio Robles, Quetzaltenango" toward the bottom of the image. The style of "EKC" (Eastman Kodak Company) stamp box on the back was used from 1930-1950. Postcard is used but was never formally sent with postage. Postcard is very clean and intact overall except for slight corner, edge, and surface wear. A Near Fine copy. This postcard shows people hanging out in Parque Centro de Quetzaltenango (Quetzaltenango Central Park) in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. The park is still open to this day. There is handwriting on back in blue ink. David briefly writes to Grant Publishing House and wishes them a happy and prosperous new year for 1947.

    Seller Inventory # 022954

  • Holmstrom, Charles M.

    Published by Charles M. Holmstrom, Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1910-1930. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the right side of the image toward the bottom. Black stamp on the back: "Charles M. Holmstrom." "Tarjeta Postal" printed on back. The style of "AZO" stamp box on back was used from 1910-1930. Postcard is unused. Postcard is very clean and intact except for slight corner and surface wear. A Very Good copy. This postcard shows part of a church and a street in Prospero C. Vega (Santiago de Queretaro), Queretaro, Mexico. A small inscription in purple pen, "Note" with an arrow, points to a building to the left of the street.

    Seller Inventory # 022948

  • Published by Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Fine. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1950s. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. The style of "Papel Kodak" ("Kodak Paper") stamp box with "Sello" within the box was used circa 1950s. "Tarjeta Postal" printed on back. Postcard is unused. Postcard is virtually pristine and intact except for slight corner wear. A Fine copy. This postcard shows a gardened patio in one of the courtyards of Museo de Arte Zapoteco, or, the Erwin Frissell Museum. The museum is located in the town of San Pablo de Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico. The museum complex was originally an inn called La Sopresa that was predominantly owned by the Quero family during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The inn was eventually sold to American entrepreneur Erwin R. Frissell (c. 1882-1959). The Frissell Museum became known for its comprehensive collection of Zapotec and Mixteca (Aztec) artifacts that had been collected by Frissell. Later, Howard Leigh, another collector of Zapotec art, donated additional artifacts to the museum's collection. It was estimated that the museum had between 40,000 and 80,000 Zapotec artifacts, which was the largest collection of Zapotec artifacts in the world. Sometime between 1995 and 2007, the entire museum collection disappeared without notice. In his will, Frissell had requested that the collection remain together and be stored at the museum under ownership of Mexico City College (present-day Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLA)). His requests were ignored. The raiding of the museum and sale of its artifacts were denounced by Mitla residents in 2007, and formal charges were filed in 2008. The exact whereabouts of the collection are unknown, but it is thought that the collection is with Instituto Nacional de Antropologia y Historia (INAH), a federal government bureau in Oaxaca. Investigations are ongoing and the former Frissell Museum is now a restaurant and inn.

    Seller Inventory # 022946

  • Published by Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1941. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. "Tarjeta Postal" is printed on the back. The style of "EKC" (Eastman Kodak Company) stamp box with "Sello" within the box is known to have been used in 1941. Postcard is unused. Postcard is very clean and intact overall except for slight corner wear. A Very Good copy. This postcard shows a view of a busy street in Mexico City (Ciudad de Mexico, or CDMX) with buildings to either side. The street was formerly named San Juan de Letran but is known today as Eje Central.

    Seller Inventory # 022951

  • FEMA?

    Published by FEMA?, Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Good. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1950s. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the top of the image. Imprint of FEMA (?) in upper-left corner of image. Tarjeta Postal" printed on back. A beige, 25-cts stamp showing an illustration of two Michoacan folk art masks with "Michoacan Arte Popular" is tipped in on the back. Stamp slightly torn in lower-left corner. Postmark on stamp. Postcard is used. Postcard is clean and intact overall except for a small surface tear at the top edge and paper residue along the bottom edge. A Good copy. This postcard shows an equestrian monument commemorating Simon Bolivar (1783-1830), a Venezuelan political and military leader who helped the present-day countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela gain independence from the Spanish Empire. This statue is located in Mexico, possibly Mexico City (Ciudad de Mexico, or CDMX). A building is shown in the background. There is English handwriting on the back in pink pen. The Goods write to the Dunlaps in DuBois, Pennsylvania, "Hello Dunlaps, Enjoying convention very much. Didn't like my plane ride. Too rough. Rode into a hurricane. Saw a bull fight yesterday. Going to Mexican Symphony tonite. The Goods.".

    Seller Inventory # 022947

  • Foto F. Riudavets

    Published by Foto F. Riudavets, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1928

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Text is in Spanish; handwriting in German. Original black-and-white photo postcard. Postmarked May 21, 1928 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, twice. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. "Tarjeta Postal" printed on back. Photographer's information also printed on back: "Foto F. Riudavets - Buenos Aires." A red, five-centavos (5c) stamp of General Jose de San Martin is tipped in on the back. Jose de San Martin (1778-1850) was an Argentine general who helped present-day Argentina, Chile, Peru, and other countries in South America gain independence from the Spanish Empire. Postcard is used. Postcard is very clean and intact except for a bump in the lower-right corner. A Very Good copy. This postcard shows a vista view of Buenos Aires, Argentina. There is neat, calligraphic German handwriting in black ink on the back. Alfred writes to Martha in Junction City, Oregon. Alfred writes briefly to her. There is a notation at the top on back in which Alfred mentions "Hotel Habsburg," which is possibly in Buenos Aires.

    Seller Inventory # 022949

  • Stein, Lionel

    Published by Lionel Stein, Guatemala City, Guatemala?

    Seller: Barry Cassidy Rare Books, Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.
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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Fine. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1940s. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the top of the image. Imprint of "Stein Photo" in lower-left corner of the image. The style of "EKC" (Eastman Kodak Company) stamp box on the back was used from 1930-1950. Postcard is unused. Postcard is virtually pristine and intact except for slight corner and surface wear. A Fine copy. This postcard shows the ruins of Convento Santa Clara (Santa Clara Convent) in Antigua, Guatemala. The photograph is framed between one of the facade's arches and looks in at a running fountain in a courtyard. The convent was founded by five nuns and a novice from the Order of Saint Clare in 1699. The convent took sixteen years to complete. The finished structure stood for two years before it was devastated by an earthquake. Repairs were completed in 1734, but the complex was struck yet again by another earthquake in 1773. In 1776, the nuns finally decided to move to Guatemala City. Restoration efforts were undertaken once more to repair the convent, but it was hit by another earthquake in 1976. Despite the string of earthquakes, restoration projects continued and Santa Clara Convent became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Today, the convent is still open to visitors. Lionel Stein (1920-1961) was a photographer and producer of real photo postcards. He worked in both black-and-white and color and was active at least during the 1940s. His photography studio was based in Guatemala City.

    Seller Inventory # 022957

  • Wessel

    Published by Wessel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Fine. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1940s. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. Imprint of "Wessel" on the back. Postcard is unused. Postcard is virtually pristine and intact except for slight corner and edge wear. A Fine copy. This postcard shows a view of Sugarloaf Mountain (Portuguese: Pao de Acucar) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The mountain gets its name from resembling the form of a sugarloaf. Buildings are visible in the background. A monument is in the foreground. Wessel was a postcard photographer based in Rio de Janeiro who was active during at least the 1940s.

    Seller Inventory # 022997

  • Published by Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Fine. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1950s. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. The style of "Papel Kodak" stamp box on the back with "Sello" in the center of the box was used during the 1950s. Postcard is unused. Postcard is virtually pristine and intact except for slight corner wear. A Fine copy. This postcard shows a view of a Baroque church tower in Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico, perhaps belonging to Santa Prisca Church. This is an elevated view with the tower in the foreground and parts of Taxco visible below.

    Seller Inventory # 022998

  • Published by Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1950s. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. The style of "Papel Kodak" stamp box on the back with "Sello" in the center of the box was used during the 1950s. Postcard is unused. Postcard is very clean and intact except for slight edge wear. A Very Good copy. This postcard shows the facade of Hotel de la Borda in Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico. A man and three donkeys or mules (or both) are visible in the foreground. The hotel opened in 1940 and still operates as a hotel to this day.

    Seller Inventory # 022999

  • Mexico Fotografico

    Published by Mexico Fotografico, Mexico, 1938

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Text and correspondence in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. Correspondence dated July 12, 1938. Postmarked July 13, 1938 in Orizba, Veracruz, Mexico and July 14, 1938 in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title and imprint of "MF" (Mexico Fotografico) printed at the bottom of the image. A purple inspection stamp from Silao and "Post Card" printed in five different languages are also on the back. A red, 4c Correos Mexico stamp with "1910; 1934" tipped in on back. Postcard is used. Postcard is very clean and intact overall except for slight corner and surface wear and a minuscule mark in the bottom margin on front. A Very Good copy. This postcard shows part of the canal carrying Rio de Orizaba (Orizaba River) through the city of Orizaba in Veracruz, Mexico. Buildings, foliage, and a bridge are visible in the scene. There is handwriting on back in blue pen. The writer addresses a friend or family member in Silao and sends them warm greetings and affection.

    Seller Inventory # 023000

  • Guzman, C.

    Published by C. Guzman, Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Text is in Spanish. Handwriting is in English. Original black-and-white photo postcard. Handwriting dated June 8, 1908. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title and imprint of "C. Guzman" printed at the bottom of the image. The style of "AZO" stamp box on back was used from 1904-1918. Postcard is used but was never formally sent. Postcard is very clean and intact overall. Slight surface wear to the front and age toning on back. Handwriting slightly faded. A Very Good copy. This postcard shows the street called Benito Juarez in San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico. The street, as noted in the handwritten caption, is a major street in the city. "Tep." in the title refers to the then-current location of San Blas in the Territory of Tepic. Today, "Tepic" is used more to refer to Nayarit's state capital of Tepic, which is near San Blas. The scene shows a row of buildings either side of the street with a few people walking or standing to the side. The handwriting is written in black ink in the bottom and right side margins on front. The handwriting reads, "Principal street. Port doctor [?] on left. Englishman on right. Visited San Blas, Territory of Tepic, Mex. Monday June 8, 08. Population 2000 very quaint.".

    Seller Inventory # 023002

  • Mexico Fotografico

    Published by Mexico Fotografico, Mexico

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    No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Near Fine (Near Fi. Text is in Spanish. Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1930s-1950s. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title and imprint of "MF" (Mexico Fotografico) printed at the bottom of the image. "Post Card" printed in five different languages on the back. Postcard is unused. Postcard is very clean and intact except for slight corner and surface wear. A Near Fine copy. This postcard shows what appears to be the entrance to the Hipodromo, or Juarez racetrack, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

    Seller Inventory # 023001