(3 1/2 x 5 1/2 In) This is an original antique EKC, Sello, Kodak Mexicana Ltd. real photo postcard from the 1940s. It shows a room full of naturally mummified bodies interred during a Cholera outbreak around Guanajuanto, Mexico in 1833.
The human bodies appear to have been disinterred between 1870 and 1958. During which time, a local tax was in place requiring a fee to be paid for "perpetual" burial. Some bodies for which the tax was not paid were disinterred, and some—apparently those in the best condition—were stored in a nearby building. By the 1900s the mummies began attracting tourists. and Cemetery workers began charging people a few pesos to enter the building where bones and mummies were stored. This place was subsequently turned into a museum called El Museo de las Momias ("The Museum of the Mummies") in 1969.
The photo is in VERY GOOD condition, light wear at the edges, blunted corner tips, a few small stains.
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