TWO YOUNG PUREPECHA GIRLS IN JANITZIO, MICHOACAN, MEXICO

This ethnographic vintage real postcard features two young native Mexican girls posing on the steps of some sort of structure. The girls are posed next to a large cactus. The girl on the left is adorable and wearing a nice smile and a necklace. She seems to be resting her hand on the cactus. The darker girl on the right has her hand on her face. She is blocking the camera from adequately providing a good photo of her face. The girls are both barefoot. This photograph was taken in Janitzio, Michoacan. The Isle de Janitzio is the main island on Lake Patzcaro. The lake is located in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. The word “Janitzio” translates to “where it rains”. The town is known for it’s “butterfly fishermen” who catch the local favorite, “pescado blanco”. Wikepedia notes that some of the people of Janitzio are of indigenous descent. These people are known as “Purepecha”. These girls may be members of this ethnic group. This postcard is part of a series (no. 406). The postcard was published by Kodak Mexicali. The postmark on this card appears to be “1944”. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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  1. That’s a maguey. In the last century, and before, there were large plantations (and still are, I suppose). The fresh juice is agua miel (honey water) but once fermented or distilled, it makes a couple of intoxicating drinks. This reminds me, I thought I had a gmail address for you and sent you a message, but I’m wondering if it got there.


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