Series 1, Box 10, U.S.A.--New Mexico--General Mountain Views.
Postcard booklet of sites in New Mexico, plus front and back cover illustrations. Most views are mountain scenes and buildings. The cover illustration (shown here) depicts the Old Mission Church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico with women, children and men in Southwestern Indian style dress. Subjects include Raton Pass, Taos Indian Pueblo, Hermit's Peak (Las Vegas, N.M.), Starvation Peak on the Santa Fe Trail, Old San Miguel Mission (Santa Fe), "oldest house in America, Santa Fe," sunset on the Rio Grande, Albuquerque, and Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe. The cover and back illustrations (the latter shows Navajo Indian women weaving) are reproductions of paintings, while the postcards appear to be reproductions of hand-painted photographs.
Cover illustration included in the essay by Barbara Buhler Lynes in the SPI website, "click! photography changes everything," Jan. 2010
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
BL318 (Image No., cover illustration, not in Archives Center file)