Mexican film postcard collection

Finding aid prepared by Carlota Ramirez, Student Processing Assistant.
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
Phone: 951-827-3233
Fax: 951-827-4673
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mexican film postcard collection
Date (inclusive): circa 1910-1924, undated
Collection Number: MS 238
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection is comprised of 80 postcards produced in Mexico, depicting various actors and movies from the silent film era.
Languages: The collection is in Spanish.


The collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. Collection of Mexican film postcards (MS 238). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Purchased in 1999.

Processing History

The collection was processed by Carlota Ramirez, Student Processing Assistant, 2017.
Processing of the Collection of Mexican film postcards was completed by undergraduate students from the Univeristy of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Colections Management Librarian.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of 80 postcards depicting various actors and movies from the silent film era. Postcards in the collection, most of which were distributed by "La Casa Osuna" in Mexico, include portraits of actors, publicity photographs, and film stills from Mexican, European, and American film industries. The collection also includes some postcards with illustrated poems.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series, with items arranged alphabetically within each series.
  • Series 1. Actors and performers, 1918-1922, undated
  • Series 2. Film stills, 1918-1924, undated
  • Series 3. Illustrated poems, undated
  • Series 4. Other images, undated

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Mexico -- History -- 20th century
Motion picture actors and actresses
Popular culture -- Mexico
Silent films

Genres and Forms of Materials

Photographic postcards


Series 1. Actors and performers 1918-1922, undated

Box 1, Items 1-4

Bertini, Francesca undated

Box 1, Item 5

Borelli, Lyda undated

Box 1, Items 6-8

Carminati, Tullio undated

Box 1, Item 9

Chaplin, Charlie 1921

Box 1, Item 10

Claveria, Rosita 1919

Box 1, Items 11-13

Corio, María and Mina 1918

Box 1, Items 14-15

Cresté, René undated

Box 1, Item 16

De Nery, Georgette undated

Box 1, Items 17-19

Derba, Mimí 1918

Box 1, Item 20

Grandais, Suzanne undated

Box 1, Item 21

Holloway, Carol 1921

Box 1, Item 22

Holloway, Carol and Antonio Moreno undated

Box 1, Item 23

Hulette, Gladys undated

Box 1, Item 24

Iris, Esperanza 1918

Box 1, Item 25

Jacobini, Maria undated

Box 1, Item 26

Jacobini, Maria and Elena Makowska undated

Box 1, Items 27-31

Maclaren, Mary 1920-1922

Box 1, Item 32

Mano, Olinda 1919

Box 1, Items 33-34

Menichelli, Pina undated

Box 1, Item 35

Naldi, Nita undated

Box 1, Items 36-37

Novarro, Ramón undated

Box 1, Item 38

Pavlowa, Anna 1920

Box 1, Items 39-40

Pickford, Mary undated

Box 1, Items 41-42

Robinne, Gabrielle 1919

Box 1, Items 43-44

Talmadge, Constance undated

Box 1, Items 45-46

White, Pearl 1921


Series 2. Film stills 1918-1924, undated

Box 1, Items 47-48

Adiós Juventud 1919

Box 1, Item 49

Alma de Sacrificio 1917

Box 1, Item 50

Camino De La Luz undated

Box 1, Items 51-52

El Patron de las Herrerias undated

Box 1, Item 53

El Rastro del Octopo 1919

Box 1, Items 54-55

Es Propiedad 1919

Box 1, Item 56

Fascinacion 1918

Box 1, Item 57

Frou Frou undated

Box 1, Item 58

Judex 1916

Box 1, Item 59

La Dama De Corazon 1918

Box 1, Items 60-63

La Nueva Misión de Judex 1917

Box 1, Item 64

La Pequena Atolondrada 1918

Box 1, Item 65

La Trilodia De Dorina 1918

Box 1, Item 66

Laberinto De Pasiones 1924

Box 1, Items 67-69

Le Comte de Monte Cristo 1918

Box 1, Item 70

Primer Y Ultimo Beso undated


Series 3. Illustrated poems undated

Box 1, Item 71

"Boda Negra" undated

Box 1, Item 72

"El Capote de Paseo" undated

Box 1, Item 73

"La Casita" undated

Box 1, Item 74

"Loca! Tango" undated


Series 4. Other images 1919, undated

Box 1, Item 75

Holland-America Line - España á Cuba y Méjico undated

Box 1, Item 76

[Paper Boy with The Mexican Herald] 1919

Box 1, Item 77

[Parisian Family] 1919

Box 1, Item 78

[Portrait of Man] undated

Box 1, Item 79

Sr. Valenine and Gavota undated

Box 1, Item 80

[Two Female Dancers] undated