Maya Temple - Nunnery at Uxmal

 
Accession number AR.EP.PC.0436
Creator
Places
Chicago (Illinois [United States])
Illinois (United States)
United States
Uxmal (Mexico)
Mexico
Date
1933
Measurements
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph
Work types
postcard

Description

TRANSCRIPTION

A Maya Temple -- The Nunnery at Uxmal

An exact copy of a temple in far away Yucatan, at least ten centuries old. Its walls are covered with elaborate designs, huge mask heads and great serpents carved in stone. The Mayas, without mechanical equipment, built great cities in stone, used metals, especially gold for find ornaments, and made beautiful mosaics and lovely wood carvings.

808

Chicago World's Fair, 1933

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.094
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.PC.0436
Creator
Places
Chicago (Illinois [United States])
Illinois (United States)
United States
Uxmal (Mexico)
Mexico
Date
1933
Measurements
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph
Work types
postcard