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"Bullfighting in Mexico" postcards

 Collection — Box: BW-3, Folder: 2
Identifier: MS-0680

Scope and Contents

Copied from dealer description: "Numbered series of fifteen chromolithographic postcards depicting bullfighting in Mexico c. 1900. These spectacularly colored postcards depict a full day at the bullfighting arena-from the arrival at the bull ring and the entrance of the matadors and the bulls to the death of the bull and its removal from the ring. The action scenes show the horse mounted picador with his sharp lance and banderillas, the charge of the bull, the goring of a horse, and the skilled cape and sword-work of the matador. The depiction of the Mexican bullfighting scene with its colorful costumed matadors, red capes, and beautifully attired senoritas is especially suited to the sharp images here reproduced by chromolithography. Beautifully printed in Germany by Stengel & Co., some of the largest exporters of postcards."


  • Creation: approximately 1900


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Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

This is an artificially assembled collection, so no biographical or historical note is required.


0.167 Cubic Feet (15 items)

Language of Materials



Numbered series of fifteen chromolithographic postcards depicting bullfighting in Mexico, circa 1900.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Ian Brabner, Bookseller in January 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Jordon Steele, February 2015.

"Bullfighting in Mexico" postcards
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Repository Details

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