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Missionary Postcard Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 39-(33)

Content Description

c.1920-1959. 50 postcards in black and white and in color depicting the presence of several Catholic missionary societies and their various activities with indigenous peoples in the countries of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina of South America. The vast majority are photomechanical prints of photographs and a few reproduce artistic renderings of indigenous people. Many of the scenes document the costumes, customs, and material culture of numerous indigenous peoples in South America.


  • Publication: c.1920-1959

Language of Materials

Languages present on the postcards include Italian, French, English, and Portuguese.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to the public. No known restrictions.


50 Pieces


Box #, Folder 33
Missionary Postcard Collection
Postcard Collection 39 (33), Image Archive, The Latin American Library, Tulane University
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Repository Details

Part of the The Latin American Library at Tulane Repository

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