Travelling images towards 1904. Andalusia in Photoglob Co. Zurich postcards.

Until 3rd September, 2023
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

City Museum of Carmona (Sevilla). C/ San Ildefonso, 1

Produced in special collaboration with the City Council of Carmona and the City Museum.

Andalusia’s international projection is not a recent phenomenon; it has captivated travellers from around the globe for a long time. The extensive collection of Andalusia postcards from the early 20th century, held by leading European printers specializing in this genre, serves as evidence of its magnetic appeal.

The Swiss company Photoglob Co. Zürich, established in 1895, published a collection of postcards on Spain in 1903, which was republished the following year. Andalusia was prominently represented in the collection, comprising nearly 300 postcards.

These images hold immense historical value, capturing the monuments and places in their past state, offering insights into their condition over a century ago. They also serve as a testament to the captivating allure of Andalusia and the significant role these postcards played in circulating information and attracting visitors from all corners of the world.

The exhibition at the temporary exhibition hall of Carmona City Museum showcases not only these images, but also original postcards from Carmona, and other global locations. Visitors can explore circulated and uncirculated postcards, photochromes, cameras of the period, and images of the communication methods used by travellers in the early 20th century, offering a comprehensive glimpse into that era.

The exhibition is curated by the University of Seville architect Antonio Gámiz Gordo and includes a catalogue in Spanish and English with more than 350 images of Andalusia at the beginning of the 20th century.

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