G.E.E. Lindquist Native American Photographs

The Burke Library Archives @ Columbia University

Item Information
Title
Old Bell, St. Joseph
Date
Copyright 1908
Measurements
5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.
Item Number
909
Format
postcards
Annotation on Front
D 3494 The Old Bell. St. Joseph
Annotation on Back
The Bell was cast and hammered in Spain in 1356. Brought to Santa Fe over 150 years ago. Placed in San Miguel church in 1848. Is of copper, silver, iron and some gold, and nearly four inches thick. Is about the size of the Liberty Bell and weights 780 lbs. Its silvery tones are made by a clapper hanging through the bell. There is no bell like this in America. Old Spanish bells were never cast smooth. Everybody says it is a very old bell. It has all the marks of old Spanish bells.
Places
Santa Fe (N.M.)
States & Provinces
New Mexico
Topics
Church bells; Bells
Names
Mission San Miguel (Santa Fe, N.M.)
Creators
Saint Michael's College (Santa Fe, N.M.)
Folder and Group Title
New Mexico Indians; Sub-group 3
Box and Folder Number
51: 742