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A Maya Temple--The Nunnery at Uxmal [picture postcard]

view A Maya Temple--The Nunnery at Uxmal [picture postcard] digital asset number 1
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A. Dr (physician) 1900- 1978
Subject:
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)
Physical description:
1 item, color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Type:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Mexico
Yucatan (Mexico)
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Date:
1933
1900-1920
Notes:
Series III, Box 28, World's Fairs and Expositions--Chicago, 1933.
Summary:
A drawing depicting the front entrance of a Mayan temple at Uxmal. The image has been colored in green, red and orange to highlight designs on the temple. According to the description on the back of the card, this is an exact replica, located at the World's Fair in Chicago, of a temple in "far away" Yucatan.
Publications:
Selected for blog by Allan Shulman in "Click! Photography Changes Everything" on Smithsonian Photographic Initiative website, http://www.click.si.edu/Story.aspx?story=743, Feb. 2010, but apparently not used
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, ca. 1880s-1970s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Mayas--Antiquities
Temples
Indians of Mexico
Ruins--Maya
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection 1880s-1970s
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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