Ca. 1920s-1950s. 139 real photo postcards ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 ¼ x 5 ¼ in). Most photos captioned in negative or with studios’ copyright in negative or stamped in ink on verso. Over twenty postcards with manuscript notes, addresses and postal stamps on verso. Several postcards with minor creases on the corners, but overall a very good collection of interesting real photo postcards.
Attractive collection of 139 real photo postcards showing Mexican cities, landmarks and people, collected by American tourists in ca. 1920s-1950s. Over twenty postcards have small manuscript messages and postal stamps on verso, mostly addressed to family and friends in New York. Over 110 postcards bear copyright of Mexican photography studios (signatures in negative or ink stamps on verso): Fidel Figueroa (“Scene from Figueroa Studio, Taxco”), M.R. Martinez (“M.R. Martinez, Artes 36, Coyoacan”), “Kodak Mexicana Ltd.,” “Mexico Fotografico” (“M.F.”), “Navarro Fot.,” “Fot. Violeta,” “Posta Mex,” Sabino Osuna (“Osuna”), Desentis Jr., Hugo Brehme, Suarez, and others. The postcards show Mexico City (Metropolitan Cathedral, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Xochimilco canals and boats, “Hotel Posada del Sol,” Pyramid of the Sun and Temple of Quetzacoatl in Teotihuacan, “La Gruta” restaurant, Hotel Cortes), Taxco (general and street views, Church of Santa Prisca, Hotel Victoria, Hotel de la Borda, market place, women washing clothes), Acapulco (la Quebrada cliffs, Caleta, Caletilla, Playa de Hornos, Playa del Revolcadero beaches), Monterrey (Metropolitan Cahtedral, Obispado), Guernavaca (Palacio de Cortez, Cathedral), Mt. Iztacchihuatl, Our Lady of Remedies Church built on top of the Great Pyramid of Cholula, ruins of Chichen Itza and nearby “Hotel Mayaland,” “Balneario de San Jose Purua” spa hotel (Michoacan state), “Monte Carlo” casino in Tijuana, portraits of Mexican farmers, market vendors, musicians, bull cart drivers, shepherds, children, &c. Overall an attractive extensive collection of Mexican real photo postcards.
Price: $2,250.00 USD
Status: On Hold