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    Tlaloc [picture postcard].
     
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    Creator: 
    Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957 (artist).
    Title: 
    Tlaloc [picture postcard].
    Uniform Title: 
    Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
    Contained in: 
    Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, 1880s-1970s
    Phy. Description: 
    1 color item, 3.5" x 5.5".
    Medium : 
    Ink on paper
    Digital Reference: 
    Image
    Produced: 
    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.
    Organization: 
    In series 3, box 27, grouping Religion--Mexico (Aztec).
    Cite as: 
    Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
    Restrictions: 
    Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
    Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright status unknown.
    Culture: 
    Indians of Mexico -- Religion
    Aztecs -- Religion and Mythology
    Subject-Topical: 
    Gods
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Mexico
    Subject-Name: 
    Tlaloc
    Form / Genre: 
    Postcards
    Picture postcards
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Local Number: 
    AC0200-0000006 (AC Scan)
    Co-Creator: 
    Tarjeta Postal (publisher).
    Item Information
    RepositoryCall No. 
    Archives Center at American History0200.EIP BL361Add Copy to MyList

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