"San José" is used generically to include several makers of similar-looking art pottery and tiles made in San Antonio.
Expressions of faith and love drawn on handkerchiefs (pañuelos), probably began in the 1940s among Mexicans in Texas jails.
In the mid-1930s, Luis Márquez colorized his dramatic photographs into postcards before color film was readily available.
German photographer Hugo Brehme is considered one of the outstanding photographers of Mexico. For over 40 years Brehme celebrated Mexico's natural beauty in his scenic landscapes.
The effort to gather and preserve as much evidence as possible is vital because vintage photographs capture an era that is vanishing, and in many cases, is already gone forever.
In the 1930s and 1940s when creating new stamp designs, Mexico's postal authorities occasionally "copied" photographs from the inventories of some of the leading makers of Mexican postcards.