Sweethearts of the Desert, Burros, New Mexico

This image shows what could be another image of the same burro shown previously by the name of Rags. This would fit in with the description on the previous card indicating that Rags was in the company of his mother, who could be pictured here with him.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art Colortone”

The description states:


is unconsciously a comedian — wise and adverse to labor. These hardy shaggy little animals were introduced into the Southwest by the Spaniards, and proved indispensable in the mines and on the desert. They have multiplied to great droves in some sections, and do a great deal of damage.

–At the current time the total population of wild burros in the United States is less than 5000, while there are about 3 million in Mexico. This postcard dates from the 1940s.

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