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Old slave block, Fredericksburg, Virginia [colorized reproduction of photograph on picture postcard]

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Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A. Dr (physician) 1900- 1978
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
African Americans 1920-1930
Type:
Photographs
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
United States
Virginia
Fredericksburg (Va.)
Date:
1920
1930
Circa 1920-1930
1920-1930
Summary:
Image: African American man with cane standing on sidewalk; photographer unidentified.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Slavery
Slave labor
Streets
Local number:
AC0200-0000063 (AC Scan)
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After Battle at Nogales, Sonora, Mexico [photographic postcard]

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Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A. Dr (physician) 1900- 1978
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 3.5" x 5.5"
Type:
Photographs
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Mexico
Sonora (Mexico)
Nogales (Sonora, Mexico)
Date:
1910
1920
Circa 1910-1920
20th century
1910-1920
Summary:
Black-and-white photograph (reproduction) depicting the aftermath of a battle. There is a cart holding a pile of bodies and people standing around it. To the left stand some children, while the other figures are adults. Faces are difficult to decipher, as they are turned away from the camera. Photograph probably taken ca. 1910-20, during the Mexican Revolution.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Military history, Modern
War casualties
Armed Forces
War
History
Revolution, 1910-1920
Local number:
AC0200-0000023 (AC scan no.)
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Archives Center - NMAH

Tezcatlipoca [picture postcard]

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Artist:
Covarrubias, Miguel 1904-1957
Publisher:
Tarjeta Postal
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 color item, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
Indians of Mexico Religion
Aztecs Religion and Mythology
Type:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1900
1940
Undated
Summary:
Reproduction of a drawing by Miguel Covarrubias, after a 16th c. codex. The god wears a feather headdress and tail along with his costume. Translation of caption at bottom of card: "Smoking mirror / God of Providence." Bourbon Codice, Lam. 22. Unmailed card, no message, no postmark.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Gods
Local number:
AC0200-0000005 (AC Scan)
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection 1880s-1970s
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Archives Center - NMAH

Esperando el marchante, Mexico [picture postcard]

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Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A. Dr (physician) 1900- 1978
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, black/white, 3.5" x 5.5"
Type:
Picture postcards
Postcards
Photographs
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1920
Undated
Summary:
Reproduction of a photograph: A woman sits next to her wares, large clay pots. She wears a straw sombrero and a long apron over her clothes. She sits on a wooden crate with her hands on her knees. A woman stands behind her next to pottery. She wears a white skirt and a black rebozo (shawl). There are other vendors and shoppers in the background.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Markets
Rural women
Pottery
Farmers
Women
Peasants
Sales
Sombreros
Local number:
AC0200-0000028 (AC Scan No.)
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection 1880s-1970s
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Archives Center - NMAH

"Carmen at the Well'--Mexico / Sonora News Co., City of Mexico [color photomechanical postcard]

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Publisher:
Sonora News Company, City of Mexico
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Culture:
Latinas Mexico
Type:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1917
1910-1920
Notes:
Card bears imprinted number 2609.
Summary:
Reproduction of a photograph of a seated woman, holding a piece of ceramic pottery, looking straight into the camera. Her features reflect her Indian heritage. Message on verso, trans. from Spanish: "July 18, 1917 / Dear Mr. Harding: I would like, in exchange for this typical woman of our lower class, a beautiful view of the zoological park, if you can get it, or if not, one of any park in any great city. Your Faithful Friend, Sam. Macias Valadez."
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Photography of women
Young women
Local number:
AC0200-0000027 (AC Scan)
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection 1880s-1970s
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Archives Center - NMAH

Tonatiuh [picture postcard]

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Artist:
Covarrubias, Miguel 1904-1957
Publisher:
Tarjeta Postal
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 color item, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
Indians of Mexico Religion
Aztecs Religion and Mythology
Type:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1900
1920
Undated
Notes:
Maker unidentified.
Summary:
Reproduction of a color drawing by Miguel Covarrubias, after a 16th c. codex, depicting Tonatiuh, the God of the sun. He kneels on one leg, holds an eagle in the air with one hand, and a shield of some sort in the other. Translation of caption at bottom of postcard: "He who gives light / God of the Sun." Bourbon Codex, Lam. 6. Unmailed, no message, no postmark.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Insitution
Topic:
Pre-Columbian art
Religion
Gods
Local number:
AC0200-0000001 (AC Scan)
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection 1880s-1970s
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Ueuecoyotl [picture postcard]

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Artist:
Covarrubias, Miguel 1904-1957
Publisher:
Tarjeta Postal
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 color item, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
Indians of Mexico Religion
Aztecs Religion and Mythology
Type:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1900
1920
Undated
Summary:
Reproduction of a drawing by Miguel Covarrubias, after a 16th c. codex. depicting the god of song, dance and music. This figure appears to have the head of a coyote, the animal that represents this god. Translation of caption at bottom of card: "Old Coyote / God of the Song, Dance and Music." Bourbon Codice, Lam. 4. Unmailed card, no message, no postmark.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, ca. 1880s-1970s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Gods
Religion
Local number:
AC0200-0000002 (AC Scan)
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Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Uitzilopochtli [picture postcard]

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Artist:
Covarrubias, Miguel 1904-1957
Publisher:
Tarjeta Postal
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 color item, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
Indians of Mexico Religion
Aztecs Religion and Mythology
Type:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1930
1940
Undated
Summary:
Reproduction of a drawing by Miguel Covarrubias, made after a 16th c. codex, depicting a hummingbird god holding a serpent in one hand and a shield in the other, with a feather headdress. Translation of the caption at the bottom of the card: "God of the Aztecs and of War / Humming bird from the South." Codice Borbonico, Lam 34. Unmailed card, no message, no postmark.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, ca. 1880s-1970s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Religion
Gods
Local number:
AC0200-0000003 (AC Scan)
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Archives Center - NMAH

Chalchiuhtlicue [picture postcard]

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Artist:
Covarrubias, Miguel 1904-1957
Publisher:
Tarjeta Postal
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 color item, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
Indians of Mexico Religion
Aztecs Religion and Mythology
Type:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1930
1940
Undated
1900-1920
Summary:
Reproduction of a drawing by Miguel Covarrubias, after a 16th c. codex: a goddess wearing a headdress, a nose ring, and carrying two unidentified objects in her hands. She has a long, wide tail of jade, where images of tricksters are imprinted. Translation of caption at bottom of card: "She of the skirt of jades / Goddess of the waters." Unmailed card, no message, no postmark.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, ca. 1880s-1970s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
AC0200-0000004 (AC Scan)
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Tlaloc [picture postcard]

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Artist:
Covarrubias, Miguel 1904-1957
Publisher:
Tarjeta Postal
Subject:
Tlaloc
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 color item, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
Indians of Mexico Religion
Aztecs Religion and Mythology
Type:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1930
1940
Undated
Summary:
Reproduction of a drawing by Miguel Covarrubias, after a 16th c. codex, depicting Tlaloc, the Aztec rain god. He wears a feather headdress and costume with a long tail and carries unidentified objects in his hands. The caption and illustration indicate he is also a patron of farming and agriculture. Translation of caption at bottom of card: "God of the Rain / He who causes the rains and growth of vegetation." (Bourbon Codice. Lam. 7). Unmailed card, no message, no postmark.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Gods
Local number:
AC0200-0000006 (AC Scan)
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Archives Center - NMAH

El Paso de Los Angeles, "The Pathway of the Angels" [picture postcard]

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Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A. Dr (physician) 1900- 1978
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 color item, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
Mexican Americans
Type:
Picture postcards
Postcards
Place:
California
Olvera Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Date:
1910
1930
Undated
Summary:
Illustrated color postcard that depicts a street where vendors sell Mexican wares to tourists. In addition to tourists, we can see the back of a Mexican man wearing a shirt with some sort of decoration and a hat.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Markets
Sales
Maps, Tourist
Tourism
Local number:
AC0200-0000047 (AC Scan)
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Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Quetzalcoatl [picture postcard]

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Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A. Dr (physician) 1900- 1978
Publisher:
Tarjeta Postal
Subject:
Quetzalcoatl
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 color item, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
Indians of Mexico Religion
Aztecs Religion and Mythology
Type:
Picture postcards
Postcards
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1930
1940
Undated
Notes:
Maker unidentified.
Summary:
Reproduction of a drawing by Miguel Covarrubias, after a 16th c. codex. Illustration of Quetzalcoatl wearing a headdress that resembles a bird, with a mask that includes a beak. He holds a serpent in one hand and an unidentified object in the other. Translation of caption at bottom of card: "The quetzal feather snake / God of the wind." (Bourbon Codice, Lam. 22).
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Gods
Religion
Local number:
AC0200-0000007 (AC Scan)
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Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Xipe-Totec [picture postcard]

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Artist:
Covarrubias, Miguel 1904-1957
Publisher:
Tarjeta Postal
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Culture:
Indians of Mexico Religion
Aztecs Religion and Mythology
Type:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1930
1940
Undated
Summary:
Reproduction of a drawing by Miguel Covarrubias, after a 16th c. codex: an Aztec god wearing an elaborate feather headdress, holding a shield in one hand and an unidentifiable object in the other. Translation of caption at bottom of the postcard: "Our Lord Flayed / God of gold smiths." (Bourbon Codice, Lam. 14). Unmailed card, no message, no postmark.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Gods
Local number:
AC0200-0000008 (AC Scan)
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Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Cafe of the World--America's Exposition at San Diego, California [picture postcard]

view Cafe of the World--America's Exposition at San Diego, California [picture postcard] digital asset number 1
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A. Dr (physician) 1900- 1978
Subject:
Panama-California Exposition (1915-1916 : San Diego, Calif.)
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 color item, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
Latinas
Mexican Americans
Hispanic Americans
Type:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
San Diego (Calif.)
Date:
1916
Undated
Summary:
A colorful drawing (reproduction?) depicting two women in early California Mexican/Spanish costumes, each with a hand on her waist and looking flirtatiously at a man who stands across the plaza.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Mexican American women
Exhibitions
World's fairs
Local number:
AC0200-0000050 (AC Scan)
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Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

International Line dividing U.S. and Mexico [picture postcard]

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Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A. Dr (physician) 1900- 1978
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, color, 3.5" x 5.5"
Type:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Photographs
Place:
Mexico
Nogales (Arizona)
Date:
19??
Undated
Summary:
Reproduction of a photograph of a bridge at the U.S.-Mexico border, perhaps Nogales, Arizona. There is a large, one-story building to the left, and far off to the right, another row of one- and two-story buildings. At the ledge, where the river marks the border, stands a very small figure of a woman with a child in her arms, and four other children of various sizes around her.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Poverty
Mexican-American Border Region
Working class
Bridges
Local number:
AC0200-0000011 (AC Scan)
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection 1880s-1970s
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Archives Center - NMAH

Howdy from Arizona the land of the Sun [picture postcard]

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Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A. Dr (physician) 1900- 1978
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, color, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
Mexicans
Type:
Picture postcards
Maps
Postcards
Place:
Arizona
Date:
1920
Undated
Summary:
A map of Arizona, highlighting famous sites in the state. The images range from a "Mexican Smuggler" to an Indian saying "Geronimo, Geronimo, Rah! Rah! Rah!" and serve as caricatures of features throughout the state.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Maps
Indians of North America
Tourist trade
Local number:
AC0200-0000046 (AC Scan)
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection 1880s-1970s
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Ramona's Birthplace, San Gabriel, California [picture postcard]

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Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A. Dr (physician) 1900- 1978
Subject:
Jackson, Helen Hunt
Ramona
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, color, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
Mexican women
Latinas
Hispanic Americans
Type:
Picture postcards
Postcards
Place:
San Gabriel (Calif.)
Date:
19??
Postmarked 1941
Summary:
Drawing of a Mission-style structure with a sign on the side reading "the old Grape Vine..."
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Mexican American women
Literature--Adaptations
Legends
California literature
Local number:
AC0200-0000015 (AC Scan)
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection 1880s-1970s
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Typical of Early Los Angeles--Olvera Street, Los Angeles, California [picture postcard]

view Typical of Early Los Angeles--Olvera Street, Los Angeles, California [picture postcard] digital asset number 1
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A. Dr (physician) 1900- 1978
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, color, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
Mexicans
Type:
Postcards
Souvenirs
Picture postcards
Place:
California
Los Angeles
Olvera Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Date:
1920
Undated
Summary:
Reproduction of a drawing depicting a crowded scene at the plaza, Olvera Street. On each side are rows of buildings. On the left is a walkway for shoppers. The most noticeable are two women wearing folk-type dresses, one wearing a hat and the other carrying a guitar. On the right are vendors selling pottery and other wares. In the center is a shawl hanging above the people on a clothes line.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Insitution
Topic:
Historic sites
Mexican American women
Markets
Architecture
Streets
Tourism
Local number:
AC0200-0000020 (AC scan no.)
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection 1880s-1970s
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Street of Mexican Bazaars, "Olvera Street," Los Angeles, California [picture postcard]

view Street of Mexican Bazaars, "Olvera Street," Los Angeles, California [picture postcard] digital asset number 1
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A. Dr (physician) 1900- 1978
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, color, 3.5" x 5.5"
Culture:
Mexican Americans
Type:
Picture postcards
Postcards
Place:
California
Los Angeles
Olvera Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Mexico
Date:
1920
Undated
Summary:
Illustrated postcard that depicts a night-time street scene at Olvera Street. In the center is a group in folk costume: Two women curtsey, a child with a sombrero in her hand, and a man wearing a sombrero and holding a guitar. Around them are stands where people sell their goods, including food, candles, and sombreros.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Streets
Markets
Historic sites
Tourism
Sombreros
Local number:
AC0200-0000021 (AC Scan)
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Archives Center - NMAH

Fray Junipero and the daughter of the Gentiles [picture postcard]

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Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A. Dr (physician) 1900- 1978
Subject:
Serra, Junipero Fray
San Gabriel Mission
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, color, 3.5" x 5.5"
Type:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
California
San Gabriel (Calif.)
Date:
1920
Undated
1920-1930
Summary:
An illustration depicting Fray Junipero Serra holding a small Indian child in his arms. Mission Play San Gabriel, California.
Cite as:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Indians of North America
Historic sites
Local number:
AC0200-0000080 (AC Scan)
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection 1880s-1970s
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Archives Center - NMAH

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