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Street Scene, Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico [photomechanical postcard]

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Publisher:
Detroit Publishing Co
Fred Harvey (Firm)
Physical description:
Ink on card, photomechanical
1 item, color, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
Pueblo Indians
Indians of North America
Mexicans
Acoma Indians
Type:
Phostint (Detroit Publishing Co. trademark)
Picture postcards
Postcards
Place:
New Mexico
Acoma (N.M.)
Date:
1920
Undated
Notes:
Fred Harvey symbol on verso with "Phostint" trademark and Detroit Publishing Co. credit.
Summary:
Caption on card: Acoma "The City in the Sky", is located in a beautiful valley 7000 feet above the sea, upon the top of a mesa which itself is 357 feet above the floor of the valley. It is the "home of half a thousand quaint lives and of half a thousand years romance." The pueblo is really three giant buildings running east and west a thousand feet and rising forty feet high. Each building is several hundred feet long but cut by cross walls into separate little homes.
Image: Reproduction, possibly of tinted photograph, of four persons in shawls and blankets walking through a street in the Acoma pueblo, with southwestern adobe style architecture. Verso: left side contains a description of the Acoma pueblo; right side of the card is an advertisement for the Indian and Mexican Trading Post at the Old De la Guerra House, El Paseo. The sale is for the benefit of the Indian Defense Association.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Cliff-dwellings
Adobe houses
Mutual aid societies
Pueblos
Local number:
AC0200-0000081 (AC Scan)
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection 1880s-1970s
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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