[Macaws with woman in Parrot Jungle, Miami, Florida. Picture postcard.]
Teich, Curt 1877-1974
West, Thomas R
1 item, color, 3.5" x 5.5"
Series 1, Box 4, U.S.A.---Florida---Miami.
Image: color photomechanical reproduction, derived from a photograph of a woman leaning on a tree with macaws surrounding her. She seems to be portrayed as dark olive-skinned and dark-haired, possibly suggesting she is Latina, unique within postcards of Florida in this collection, in which women are typically blonde. The original image, reproduced on this card, was hand-colored, however. Caption: "This natural jungle is one of unspoiled tropical beauty. Here you will see wild orchids and other air plants, giant cypress, many varieties of palm and cacti, the strangler fig, and uncounted specimens of native and exotic flora." Imprints: DL-72--Thomas R. West, Miami, Fla." "Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C.T. Art-Colortone" post card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) Also imprinted with bus and driving directions, with motto "Where Macaws fly free, Yet / feed from your hand."
Reproduced in article by Allan Shulman on the "click! Photography Changes Everything web site, Feb. 2010
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History