Here's another vintage postcard that my grandparents purchased while they traveled across the United States in the summer of 1952. My regular readers may remember that they had emigrated from Brazil in July of 1952, and after they arrived in New York, they bought a car and some camping equipment and traveled across the United States on their way to their final destination in California.
They visited many LDS historic sites along the way. One of these sites is depicted in this postcard.
This postcard is a 1947 Genuine Curt Teich "C.T. Art-Colortone" vintage postcard. It shows the Hill Cumorah, Bureau of Information and Angel Moroni Monument, near Palmyra, New York.
Transcription from the postcard description:
ANGEL MORONI MONUMENT AND BUREAU OF INFORMATION NEAR PALMYRA NEW YORK
In 1827 Joseph Smith received from the Angel Moroni, a resurrected being, the gold plates from which the Book of Mormon, including a record of Christ's Ministry in America, was translated. The plates had been buried in the Hill Cumorah for more than 1400 years. Since its first publication in 1830, the Book of Mormon has been translated into 25 and published in 20 languages. The Bureau of Information supplies information and literature to visitors without charge.The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ has been translated into many more languages since this postcard was published in 1947. It has now been translated into 82 languages, and more than 150 million copies of the Book of Mormon have been printed.
When my grandparents and their family visited The Hill Cumorah, they took a photograph of this historic site.
This photo was taken at a different angle than what is shown on the postcard, but you can see the word "Cumorah" on the hill, and if you look closely, you can see the Angel Moroni Monument on top of the hill.
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