Map of Mexico, Circa 1930
When Ana at My World of Postcards received a card identical to this one a few weeks ago, she mentioned that she thought it would appeal to me. She was right. Naturally, I had to have one, and it was a simple matter to arrange a postcard swap with Rosa, who had originally sent this card to Ana.
I did Ana one better, though: her postcard was mailed from California in the United States, while mine was mailed from Mexicali, Baja California in Mexico. Interestingly, however, this postcard isn’t native to Mexico; it’s part of the Mexican Calendar Girls Postcard Box from Chronicle Books. The image on this modern card was first published around 1930; the artist, regrettably, is unknown.
Both Ana and Rosa could be calendar girls in their own right. Are all female postcard collectors beautiful, or is it just that all male postcard collectors are dirty old men? I did some research and it turns out that both statements are true.