Mexican Postcard Collection

 

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Cupulas del Templo de Ste. Domingo en Ciudad las Casas Chis.

Physical Description

One black and white postcard with a divided back. The postcard was printed by Kodak Mexicana.

Condition

Used

Excerpt from Message

Santo Domingo, the cathedral in San Cristobal, Cuidad de las Casas in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, was built by priests from Spain with the help of Mayan people on the site of what was once a Mayan temple. Down the hill from the cathedral is a convent, with tunnel passage through which the nuns could pass to the Church without having to go out into the street. In the convent gardens are rose bushes, introduced centuries ago from Spain. The nuns, for the most part Mayan girls, made rosaries of what appear to be rose pips, some of which still hang about the carved figures in the cathedral. Since these rosaries are not made any more, and the convent has long since been closed, they remain mute evidence of the love and care with which the nuns found a way to make these rosaries in these far mountains.

Language of Message

English

Language of Postcard

Spanish

Location

Mexico–Chiapas–San Cristóbal de las Casas

Printer

Kodak Mexicana

Printing Process

RealPhoto

Date Issued

1940-

Object Type

Postcard

Object Size

14 X 09 cm

Original Collection

San Diego College for Women Postcard Collection

Digital Collection

Mexican Postcard Collection

Digital Publisher

Copley Library. University of San Diego

Collection Number

Mexico-03

Image Format

Image/JPEG

Repository

Special Collections. Copley Library, University of San Diego

Image File Location

P:\SDCW Postcard Collection\NorthAmerica\Mexico-03A

Image File Size

180 KB

Copyright

Copyright not Evaluated

Keywords

San Cristóbal de Las Casas (Mexico), Catedral de San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Cathedrals, Catholic churches

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