The early twentieth century brought political, economic, and social changes to Peru. After the devastating losses experienced from the War of the Pacific in the late 1800s, the need to reconstruct and reform Peruvian society lent itself to the economic opportunities modernization presented. This exhibition of postcards from the 1920s show how the past and present converged in Peru at this critical juncture.

Date Range(s): circa 1921-1928
Country(ies): Peru
Course Subject(s): Art & Art History; Indigenous Studies; Latin American Studies; World Geography Studies; World History Studies
Peru; Modernization; Foreign Economic Activities; Inca Ruins; Architecture; Catholic Church; Industry; Crafts; Shipping; Mining; Agriculture
Document Types: Postcards
Language(s): English; Spanish


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Rights Statement

Creator(s): Elizabeth Peattie, Post-Custodial & Digital Initiatives GRA and Digital Scholarship & Special Collections Intern (Spring 2020), LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections
Date Created: 2020-05-11
Physical Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin

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Peru in the 1920s (Exhibition)