Casa Diego Colon, Trujillo, Dominican Republic
Postcard on Caribbean Cruise, 1936
25 July 1936

Postcard from
Vera Howe Franson
July 1936


[ Postmark: Ciudad Trujillo, Republica Dominicana, 25 July 1936 ]

Postcard text - Casa Diego Colon, Trujillo, Dominican Republic, 25 July 1936 - Vera Howe Franson (small)

but don't


[ To: ]

Mr. G. E. Howe
1304 South 36 St.

Postcard photo - Casa Diego Colon, Trujillo, Dominican Republic, 25 July 1936 (small)   
El Alcazar de Diego Colon:
Palace of Viceroy of the Indies Don Diego Colon;
that is, of Diego Columbus,
a son of Christopher Columbus

Ciudad Trujillo  [called thus 1936-1961]
— or —
Santo Domingo  [formerly and again]

Dominican Republic


Notes by RWF:

Wikipedia articles on:

Viceroy Diego Colon and his residence Casa Diego Colon (as labeled on the postcard photograph), The Alcazar de Colon.

Generalissimo Rafael Trujillo, dictator 1930-1961. Congress renamed the capital after him in 1936. His face is pictured on the lower-left and upper-right postage stamps affixed — the latter featuring George Washington Avenue in Cuidad Trujillo. His motto "Dios y Trujillo" (God & Trujillo) later was elaborated into the slogan "Dios en cielo, Trujillo en tierra" (God in Heaven, Trujillo on Earth); still later, the terms were reversed so Trujillo's name came first.

Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic.

The purport of Vera's message to her father is that the exotic stamps were to be saved upon the picture-postcard; not, as so often happens, letting an interesting postcard or envelope be destroyed so the stamps could be removed to an album.

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