Columbus Presenting Natives

Columbus Presenting Natives Chicago Illinois Maximum Cards

Stock #: 235717
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
City: Chicago
State: Illinois (IL)
County: Cook
Publisher: Fleetwood
Postmark: 1992 May-22
PM City: Chicago
PM State: IL
Stamp: 10c
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

Additional Details:
No.92-35. Perhaps the most compelling evidence of Columbus' find were six natives from the newly discovered land. Columbus removed by force seven natives from the island he christened San Salvador; a half dozen made it to Barcelona. There, they paraded in native costume down the streets of the city, enthralling the crowds. They were baptized and given Christian names with the King and Queen serving as godparents. The remarkable appearance of the natives in their exotic dress was an inspiration for artist Luigi Gregori (1819-1896) who was the artist-in-residence at the Vatican. Gregori's painting, entitled Return of Columbus and Reception at Court was the design used for the 10-cent stamp issued in 1893. The painting is but one of a dozen of Gregori's works in the Administration Building at University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. Each of the paintings was painted by Gregori and depicts a moment in the life of Columbus