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50o aniversario del descubrimiento de Machu Picchu

 
Accession number AR.EP.EV.0632
Places
Machupicchu (Cuzco [Peru])
Cuzco (Peru)
Peru
Date
1961
Work types
envelope

Description

TRANSCRIPTION

50o aniversario del descubrimiento de Machu Picchu [50th anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu].
1911 / 1961

First Day Cover

Perufila

Correos del Peru

POSTAGE

5 soles Peru stamp (1961 cincuentenario del descubrimiento de Machu Picchu)

10 soles Peru stamp (1961 cincuentenario del descubrimiento de Machu Picchu)

Postmarked 11 September 1961

EXHIBITION

Encountering Ancient America: Machu Picchu in Popular Culture, 1911-1965 
February-April 2018

Many people first encountered Machu Picchu through the mail, in the form of postcards and stamps. Peruvian photographers sold Machu Picchu postcards as early as the 1920s, but larger companies also seized upon the citadel’s iconic nature. Through such media, images of the site circulated well beyond the sphere of people who could afford to travel to Peru themselves.

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.095
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.EV.0632
Places
Machupicchu (Cuzco [Peru])
Cuzco (Peru)
Peru
Date
1961
Work types
envelope

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