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Catalog Number 1987.01.0233
Title Convent of Mary Immaculate
Collection Postcard Collection
Object Name Postcard
Description Post card of the Convent of Mary Immaculate with foliage in the foreground. The caption reads, ‘Convent of Mary Immaculate, Key West, Florida’. The description on the verso reads, ‘Built in 1878 and long considered the most beautiful __ building In Florida, the Convent of Mary Immaculate has played an heroic part in the history of the island thrown open as a hospital during the yellow fever plaque and none of the nuns perished with their patients. During the Spanish-American War it again became a hospital and its interesting museum is enriched by many gifts from grateful patients. The grounds are a treasure-trove to botanists.’
Artist Florida Keys Printing and Publishing, Key West, Florida.